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Théophile Alexandre Steinlen - Dans la vie. Suivi de Exposition Steinlen [Novembre-Décembre 1903] - 1901/1903

First edition of this collection of 100 drawings by the great Montmartre artist Theophile Alexandre Steinlen in colour.

First printing of these drawings which are announced as "excerpts from the Gil Blas Illustre", with the exception of 2 of them (excerpts from Le Mirliton) and 4 others, excerpts from Le Chambard. It is also specified that "the colouring of this work was done in the workshops of E. Greningaire, Paris".

Remarkable Parisian silhouettes arranged by genre: Les idylles, Bals et bastringues, Les ouvriers, Gosses et gosselines, Les miséreux, Les petites ouvrières and Filles et marlous

Copy bound in half sheepskin binding with the lovely illustrated cover in colour by the artist preserved in one piece, depicting a street scene in a popular Parisian neighbourhood.

The catalogue of the Steinlen Exhibition (November-December 1903) describing in chronological order 101 works by the artist including studies, drawings, sketches, etchings and lithographs is bound in at the end. Foreword by Anatole France.
Catalogue enhanced with an invitation card, illustrated by Steinlen, to the exhibition (mounted on a guard).

A sound volume, aged spine, friction. Yellowed inside, without foxing. A nice copy.

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen
Dans la vie [followed by] Exposition Steinlen (Novembre-Décembre 1903)
Paris, Sevein et Rey, 1901 / Pelletan, 1903.
Octavo (20 x 13.5 cm); viii pp., 100 drawings + catalogue from 1903.

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Paris, Montmartre, Belle Epoque, Art, Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator Théophile Alexandre Steinlen
Book Title Dans la vie. Suivi de Exposition Steinlen [Novembre-Décembre 1903]
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1901
Publication year youngest item 1903
Edition 1st Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Number of pages 100
Dimensions 20×13.5 cm
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