Salon du Cycle

Method Lithograph
Artist Jean Louis Forain
Published 1897
Dimensions Image 190 x 378 mm
Notes Full title reads Deuxième Salon du Cycle. Xbre 94.

From Les Maitres de l'Affiche PL. 51

Lithograph by J L Forain, signed by the artist in the stone. Blind stamped in bottom-right corner of sheet with the image of a poster held aloft by a seated elegantly dressed lady, the emblem of Les Maitres de l'Affiche .

A reduced version of the original large-scale poster design for the Second Bicycle Show in 1894, held at the Palais de L'Industrie.

Jean-Louis Forain (1852 - 1931) was a French Impressionist painter, lithographer, watercolorist and etcher.

Born in Reims, Marne, at age eight he and his family moved to Paris. Initially working as a caricaturist for such journals as Le rire satirique and Le Monde Parsien, Forain went on to study under Jean-Léon Gérôme at the École des Beaux Arts

A follower and protégé of Degas, Forain joined the Impressionist circle in time to take part in the fourth independent exhibition in 1879; he participated in three of the four landmark shows that followed between 1879 and 1884. Influenced by Impressionist theories on light and color, he preferred to depict scenes of everyday life: his watercolors, pastels, and paintings focused on Parisian popular entertainments and themes of modernity-the racetrack, the ballet, the comic opera, and bustling cafés.1

1. Wikipedia. (2001). Jean-Louis Forain . [Online]. Available: Accessed 30th April 2013.
Framing mounted
Price £210.00
Stock ID 29573