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Color separation proof in gray
Support: Cream (3) wove paper
Sheet: 38 x 28.1 cm (14 15/16 x 11 1/16 in.); Image: 26.8 x 18.1 cm (10 9/16 x 7 1/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1998.42.2
Catalogue raisonné: Southard 27
During the 1890s, there was a revived interest in color lithography in Paris. Originally considered a commercial art form, the medium was taken up by a growing number of printmakers as a means of formal experimentation. This print by Georges Bottini shows the shop of Edmond Sagot, a leading dealer of color lithographs during the late 19th and early 20th century. A crowd of fashionably dressed young women gather before the windows of Sagot's shop, suggesting the growing status of color lithography at this time.
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