PAUL BALLURIAU – ...nuit... chrétiens, c'est l'heure... solennelle, 1901
Sheet size: 320x245 mm
Image size: 295x230 mm
Edition: Size of edition unknown – Signed in plate
Original lithograph by Paul Balluriau, initialled in the stone. One of 14 lithographs by Balluriau for the Christmas 1901 issue of the satirical journal L'Assiette au Beurre. The lithographs are printed on both sides of the paper, so each has another original Balluriau lithograph on the reverse. L'Assiette au Beurre was printed on quite thin cheap paper, which has darkened somewhat over time (though the whiter highlights in the lithos are still very fresh), and each sheet shows signs of wear around the edges. This particular image has a tear at the top of the sheet that extends just to the top of the image, but would be invisible if framed. The text below reads, "... nuit... chrétiens, c'est l'heure... solenelle..." Condition: See description.