Etienne Moreau-Nelaton (1859-1927)

La Nativite Pastorale
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La Nativite Pastorale. Original. Presented in a 20" x 16" acid free archival museum mat.
'E.M.N' (Etienne Moreau-Nelaton) signature mark and year, set cleverly within the glowing moon (upper left).

Moreau-Nelaton, an important impressionist painter, illustrator and ceramist created this poster to advertise the play, "The Nativity" by the abbe Jouin, parish priest of St. Medard. The artist's initials: E.M.N. have been placed within the moon in the upper left corner along with a 9 and 7 indicating the year. This maitre has been trimmed, so the plate number and the standard Chaix printer embossed emblem are missing.