Salon Des Cent - 1896
Year of Realization
Typ. A. Davy, Paris
23 3/4 x 16
Salon des Cent: "Salon of the One Hundred" were exhibitions of contemporary graphic design artists held in Paris. Leon Deschamps, founder of La Plume, established the exhibitions in 1894. At the Salon, one could purchase prints, color posters, and other reproductions inexpensively. This piece is a poster advertising for the exhibition of 1896. Posters for the Salon des Cent showcase some of the great graphic artists of the time and are prized additions to poster collections.
Emil Cause was born in 1867. He worked primarily in the field of Decorative Arts illustrating many magazines and books. Examples of his work from the 1890's can be found in St. Nicolas, a children's magazine, and in the Journal of Decorative Arts.