Steinlen Le Chat Noir Black Cat Tealight Candleholder 5.75H

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Ceramic candle holder with Steinlen's illustration Le Chat Noir Black Cat of 1896 on all sides. The central image shows a cat sitting and waiting for your attention. This desktop sized candle holder has a cavity at top to hold a tea light candle. It would make a lovely gift for someone who loves cats or turn of the century Paris France.

  • Measures: 5.75 in x 2 in W x 2 in D.
  • Weighs 10 oz.
  • Part of the Parastone Museum Gift Collection. PN TC13ST.
  • Four-color printing of a masterpiece painting on all sides.
  • Comes with a color description card.

Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923)
Steinlen stopped taking philosophy at a university in his home town of Lausanne prematurely to start working in Mulhouse as a textile designer. The socially committed, kindhearted artist left for Paris in 1881 with his wife, where they moved to the hill of Montmarte, a neighborhood which was about to develop into the epicenter of the French avant-garde. He befriended the painter Adolphe Willette who introduced him to the artistic circles around the Le Chat Noir Cabaret. In the early 1890's, Steinlen still painted traditional subjects such as landscapes, flower still life and nudes, and these were exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Independents. Later work increasingly displayed social-realist tendencies. Steinlen became a sought after illustrator for legendary magazines such as Le Rire and Gil Bas. Some of his illustrations appeared pseudonymously in order to prevent political repercussions.

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