Feb 24, 2022 - Sale 2596

Sale 2596 - Lot 22

Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800



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.