Les Maîtres de l'Affiche

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Maîtres de l'Affiche (Masters of the Poster) refers to 256 color lithographic plates used to create an art publication during the Belle Époque in Paris, France. The collection, reproduced from the original works of ninety-seven artists in a smaller 11 x 15 inch format, was put together by Jules Chéret, the father of poster art.

The varied selection of prints were sold in packages of four and delivered monthly to subscribers. On sixteen occasions during the selling period between December 1895 through November 1900, the monthly package included a bonus of a specially created lithograph.

A complete set, in five volumes, was sold in 2014 for US$43,450.[1]


Alphabetical by artist.


  1. ^ "AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014". AbeBooks.com. AbeBooks Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2015.

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