This poster by Étienne Moreau-Nélaton, a leading impressionist painter, illustrator and designer pleads "French workers, bring your stone to Notre-Dame du Travail. Send your contributions to the parish Priest". Using his soft style with pastel hues and a strongly sacred tone, as with most of his work, he created a captivating poster showing man, woman, and child bringing stones to the site, under the watchful eye of Mary and child.
An original lithograph printed in color on wove paper, this print is signed at the lower left with artist’s signature. This print is a fine impression, transcribed from Moreau-Nélaton’s 1897 poster of the same title by artisans at Atelier Chéret. It was issued as plate 198 (of 256) in the series Les Maîtres de l’Affiche, bearing the blindstamp of the monogram (Lugt 1777c) in the sheet at the lower right. Published by Jules Chéret printed at Imprimerie Chaix (Atelier Chéret), Paris. There may be minor discoloration and or micro nicks or tears around the sheet edge, all of which are in the margin, which will be well covered with matting once framed. As the image is pristine condition, the work is considered to be in excellent condition, with brilliant, fresh colors printed on a sheet with full margins.
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