Mar 09, 2023 - Sale 2629

Sale 2629 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 656
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000



24 1/4x18 1/2 inches, 61 1/2x47 cm. Eugène Verneau, Paris.
Condition B: replaced losses in margins; repaired tears and creases in margins and image; creases along vertical and horizontal folds. Matted & framed.

Ibels was one of the most prominent young artists in Paris in the 1890s. He studied at the Academie Julian with Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard and became one of the founding members of the Nabis, participating in all of their exhibitions. In 1891, his works were exhibited side-by-side with Toulouse-Lautrec's at the Salon des Independants, and the two became close friends. Like Toulouse-Lautrec, he loved the café-concerts and designed most of his posters for, or featuring, performers. In 1893, he collaborated with Toulouse-Lautrec on an album of lithographs entitled Le Café-Concert. Rather than become a painter, Ibels dedicated his art to the printed page, working for magazines, designing sheet music covers and theatrical programs. Within the Nabis, he was known as "The Nabis Journalist," because of his work for many of Paris' progressive journals and the founding of the short-lived periodical L'Escarmouche. DFP-II 471, Wine Spectator 56, Reims 745, Schardt p. 58, Maitres 6, Weill 44, Color Revolution 104, Meisterplakate p. 43.