Title:La Lithographie originale en couleursArtist:Pierre Bonnard
Text by André Mellerio
L'Estampe et L'affiche, Paris Date:1898Creation Place:Europe, FranceCredit Line:Gift of Ruth and Bruce DaytonImage Copyright:Â© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, ParisAccession Number:B.91.5.6
This illustration is the frontispiece for André Mellerio's book on the development of color lithography in France. In his text, Mellerio describes the work of the leading printmakers of the day including Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Odilon Redon. The book also contains commentary on the leading print dealers, publishers, and printers active at this time.