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L'Estampe Moderne was a leading French publisher of original French prints in the late nineteenth century. The publication was published by Imprimerie Champenois, Paris. Almost all the lithographs were commissioned. Each print has the L'Estampe Moderne official Blindstamp.

BELLANGER, Camille Felix (1853-1923) . LA Blanchisseuse. January 1898 issue. Charing tinted lithograph of Peasant woman carrying packages, in the late Victorian style. 13 x 9" Sheet Size 16 x 12"

BERCHMANS, Emile (1867-1947). Renoveau. Original Lithograph.
This Belgium symbolist artist has portrayed a mythological half-man, half animal entwined with woman in forest. For symbol of Pan the lover, in the art of the fin-de siecle see: Julien Phillipe: Dreams of Decadence. 12 1/2 x 4" Sheet Size 16 x 12"
BERTON, Armand (1854-1927). Rieuse. Brown and white lithograph of a face of a young girl in reverie. The fading of the girl's hair into the background of the lithograph gives it its etherial qualities. This vision is typical of the sybolist portraiture of the Turn of the Century from Boldini to Levy-Dhurmer. Sheet Size 16 x 12"
BUSSIERE, Gaston (1862-1929) Brunehild. 1899. Gaston Bussière's most famous lithograph, Brunehild, published by L'Estampe Moderne. Was later reworked as an etching in 1901 and as an engraving in 1903; it reflects the artist's passion for the operas of Wagner. Sheet Size 16 x 12"
DARBOUR, Gaston (1869-Died Unknown). Jeune Fille aux Coquelicots. August 1897 issue. Bright red and green lithograph of a young girl holding two large flowers on her forehead. Decorative floral details in both foreground and background. This Art Nouveau lithograph harks back to Eugene Grasset and Viollet-Le-Duc in its decorative detail. 10 1/2 x 13" Sheet Size 12 x 16"

DHURMER. Levy (1865-1953). Belle D'Antan. Levy Dhurmer's portraits have been described as the essence of aesthetcism. The other worldly attitude of these portraits are the culmination of the fine-de-siecle. In this lithographic portrait, we are inclined to agree with the critic Gabriel Mourey who wrote,"…as in all Levy-Dhurmer does, we find the same striving to express the invisible and andthe deep seated…". 11 1/2 x 9" Sheet Size 16 x 12"

ELIOT, Maurice (1864-1945). Printepms. September 1897. British Artist. Color lithograph. Sheet Size 16 x 12"
GIRARDOT, Louis Auguste (1856-1933). Femme du Riff. May 1897 issue. French Contributor to L'Estampe Moderne and noted for his Morroccan scenes. Although the treatment and textures are of the Nineties, this work has the quality of the 1860's or mid-Victorian genre painting. Color lithograph. 12 3/4 x 9" Sheet Size 16 x 12"
GORGUET, Auguste Francois Marie (1862-1927). Andante Nocturne. Oct. 1897 issue. Young lady pensively sitting on a becnch, in foreground, at evening with apparition of a lady playing violin. Done in blues and blacks. French Artist. Color lithograph. 13 1/4 x 8" Sheet Size 16 x 12"
JACQUEMIN, Jeanne (1863-1938). Saint Georges. Bright colored lithograph of St. George in the manner of Burne-Jones and Puvis de Chavannes. Nothing is known of this very gifted artist except that she aroused great enthusiasm in Jean Lorrain and other Art critics when she exhibited in 1893. Color lithograph. 10 1/4 x 6 1/2" Sheet Size 16 x 12"
JOUVE, PAUL (1878-1973). Le Judgement de Paris. Oct. 1897 issue. French Illustrator. Lithograph. 9 1/2 x 13 1/2" Sheet Size 16 x 12"
LAURENS. Paul Albert (1870-1934). Les Bain des Nymphes. January 1898 issue. French painter and son of the artist Jean-Paul Laurens. He followed in his fathers footsteps became a teacher at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Color Lithograph. 9 1/2 x 13 1/2" Sheet Size 16 x 12"
LEANDRE, Charles Lucien (1862-1930). Noel. August 1897 issue. Lithograph. French caricaturist, painter and a gifted draughtsman, excelling as well in the fields pf sculpture and lithographic art. Sheet 16 x 12"
LEPERE, Auguste-Louis (1849-1918). Loups de Mere. 1897-1898. French Painter and Etcher of the first order, Auguste Lepere was also the undisputed leader in the creative revival of wood engraving in Europe. Color Lithograph. Sheet 16 x 12"
LEVY, Alphonse (1843-1918). Rabbi Elischa l'aveugle. 1897-1898. French illustrator, painter and cartoonist, who is famous for his illustrations for and about the Jewish Community. Color Lithograph. Sheet 16 x 12"
MALTESTE, Louis (1862-1928). Marchande de Lacets. May 1897 issue. French illustrator, whose work was featured in theatre posters, crime novels and satirical as well as travel magazines. Color Lithograph. Sheet 16 x 12"
MELCHERS, Franz Marie (1868-1944). La Phalende des Iles de la Mer. Belgian Illustrator and Printmaker. Color Lithograph. Sheet 16 x 12" Framed.
MERSON, Luc-Olivier (1846-1920). Salome- Beheading of St. John the Baptist. French Academic painter and illustrator also known for his postage stamp and currency designs. Color Lithograph. Image 13 1/2 x 7 1/2" Sheet 16 x 12"
MUCHA, Alphonse (1860-1939). L'Estame Moderne. Issue no. 7 November 1897. Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist. His lush stylized poster art won him fame and numerous commissions. Original Cover from the portfolio L'Estampe Moderne. Lithograph. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2"
PRINET, R.-X (1861-1946). Manon, February 1898 issue. French Art Noveau Artist. Lovely lithograph of charcoal sketch of woman, fine workmanship.Color Lithograph. The image is on fine chain-linked paper that attached to the larger piece of paper. Sheet 16 x 12"
RASSENFOSSE, Andre Louis Armand (1862-1945). Danse. October 1897 issue. Belgian Artist. Color Lithograph. Sheet 16 x 12"
REALIER-DUMAS, Maurice (1860-1928). Corrine. May 1897 issue. French Artist. Color Lithograph. Sheet 16 x 12"
SIMON. Lucien (1861-1945). Les Marguilliers. French Artist. Color Lithograph. Sheet 12 x 16"
WERY. Emile-August (1868-1935). Bretagne. August 1897 issue. French painter who started exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1897 and winning medals. Color Lithograph. Sheet 12 x 16"

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