Théophile Alexandre Steinlen
Poil de Carotte, from “Gil Blas”, 1895
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.