Jane Nancy. Alfred Choubrac, 1853–1902 French.
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Jane Nancy

c1890s. Colour lithograph, signed in image centre right, 80.1 x 62.2cm. Repaired missing portions, tears and creases. Linen-backed.

Text continues “(Ateliers Choubrac. Imp. L. Weyi. Colombes (Seine).”

Alfred Choubrac was a French painter, illustrator, draughtsman, poster artist and costume designer. “Together with Jules Cheret he is considered to be one of the pioneers of the modern coloured and illustrated poster of the Belle Epoque in France, in particular in Paris. Choubrac specialised in posters for shows in the Parisian night-life. In 1891, during a censorship clampdown, the Minister of the Interior ‘seized and destroyed hundreds of posters considered to be a violation of public decency. Many artists and their printers were charged. Several of Choubrac’s posters were prohibited and he was brought to court along with the printers…In an interview with La Presse, Choubrac said he was astonished by the upheaval, claiming that ‘nudity is exposed everywhere and in much more provocative ways; and I frankly confess that I do not see where the evil was, I sought to make a work of art and nothing more.’” Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL200-2

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