Eugénie la Pette Coquette. (Eugenie the Little Coquette). 19th Century French Artist.

Eugénie la Pette Coquette. (Eugenie the Little Coquette).

Epinal, France: Ch. Pellerin, [1870s]. Large format hand-colored broadside lithograph 15.5" x 11.5". Minor tears on edges not affecting image, repaired with tape on verso. Printed in France.

Originally conceived in 1796 by Jean-Charles Pellerin in his native village of Épinal (Vosges), the images d'Épinal were inexpensive woodcuts and lithographs of religious and historical content intended for the common
consumer. During the Napoleonic wars, these images became extremely popular as Pellerin's printing house, Imagerie d'Épinal, cornered the market on commemorative historical prints. During the Great War, the traditional style of these prints appealed to French artists looking to show their patriotism, as in the eyes of an increasingly anti-German public, the image d'Épinal came to represent a distinctly French product unmarred by foreign influence. The prints had a further appeal in that their minimalist form allowed many artists to stay true to the modernist ideals of their time. Item #18-2344

Price: $100.00

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