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Print by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen: Poil de Carotte, from "Gil Blas", represented by Childs Gallery

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen

Swiss (1859-1923)

Poil de Carotte, from “Gil Blas”, 1895
Color lithograph

Crauzat 660. From “Gil Blas”; vol. 5, no. 42, 20 October 1895. Signed in image lower right: “Steinlen”. A fine impression in fine condition aside from overall toning and slight fraying along edges; printed on full sheet measuring 16 x 11 inches. Illustration for “Poil de Carotte”, an autobiographical story about an unhappy child by the French writer Jules Renard (1864-1910). “Gil Blas” was a weekly political and literary journal published for ten years during the turn of the twentieth century.

Signature: Signed in stone