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Eugénie Buffet

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stevens, Léopold, born 1866 - died 1935 (artist)
    Stevens, Léopold, born 1866 - died 1935 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Museum number:

    E.2419-1938

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case PR, shelf 175, box L

Physical description

Colour lithograph poster advertising a performance by Eugénie Buffet, La Chanteuse Populaire, at the Théâtre de la République. Buffet is here depicted as a ballad-monger with her back to the viewer, performing a song to her 'true' audience: the people of the streets.

Place of Origin

Paris (probably, printed)

Date

late 19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Stevens, Léopold, born 1866 - died 1935 (artist)
Stevens, Léopold, born 1866 - died 1935 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Dimensions

Height: 121.9 cm, Width: 74.3 cm

Historical context note

Eugénie Buffet was a celebrated singer of a 'social realist' school of performers.

Descriptive line

Colour lithograph poster advertising a performance by Eugénie Buffet, 'La Chanteuse Populaire', at the Théâtre de la République. Designed and printed by Léopold Stevens. Paris. Late 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1938, London: Board of Education, 1939.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Singer; Woman

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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