Hand pulled lithograph on vintage press, sequentially numbered.
Henri Privat Livemont was born in Schaerbeek, Brussels, 1861. He began his studies at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs at Saint-Josse-ten-Noodle and, in 1883, he won a scholarship to study in Paris, where he remained for six years. In 1890 he created what would become the first of thirty posters which he would design by the year 1900. Women were almost his sole subject, and he created a type to which he remained faithful: with heavy eyelids and straight lashes, heart-shaped mouth, long tresses strewn with soft flowers or restrained by a startling hair ornament, rich gowns with diaphanous sleeves, slender fingernails — nails filed to a point — beautifully advertising a product.
The vintage poster was created in 1899. The lithograph was recreated using the same hand pulled process on a vintage press in 1997.