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A wonderful large lithographic poster (21 x 11 inches) color lithograph poster by Elisha Brown, renowned and celebrated poster artist of the early 20th Century. This comical image depicts two jesters in patriot clothing giving homage to the title, ìTechnique, out, April 20, 1903,î with a jester head grimacing at the bottom. Printed by lithograph in in gray, light pink, red, yellow and black, and dated in bold at the center, 1904. Signed in the poster lower left, ìBird.î This was a poster for a performance at the Hollis Street Theatre, in Boston, a venue that showed many important luminaries such as Barrymore, Sarah Bernhardt, William Gillette, Henry Irving, Doris Keane, Julia Marlowe and Ellen Terry. Elisha Brown Bird was a well known American illustrator of bookplates and magazines during the 1890ís. He was known for his Art Nouveau style as seen here in this poster, which was designed for a promotional for ìThe Centuryî magazine. The Century Magazine was a monthly popular magazine published in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Century Magazine began publication in 1881, as a successor to Scribnerís Monthly Magazine. It ceased publication in 1930. A near fine example of a most scarce poster, with slight browning near the top and a few creases. Near fine with occasional wrinkles and slight browning at top.
Price: $950.00 Item #5871