Lippincott's August
Date: 1895
Medium: Commercial lithograph
Dimensions: composition: 18 1/2 × 12 1/16 in. (47 × 30.6 cm) sheet: 18 7/8 × 12 5/16 in. (47.9 × 31.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertising poster for Lippincott's, August 1895 Les Maitres de l'Affiche, pl. 132. 1898 Les Affiches Étrangères, p. 133
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles L. Reese, Jr., 1975
Object Number: 1975-116
About: A native of Chicago, Will Carqueville founded his own lithographic press there after his art studies in Paris, where he became familiar with a wide range of poster llustration. He designed posters for various American magazines, including the literary monthly Lippincott's, which published work by Willa Cather and Oscar Wilde, among many other notable authors. Carqueville’s style feature simple, graceful compositions with distinct outlines and flat areas of color, traits shared with Edward Penfield.
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