Georges Rochegrosse (1859-1938)

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Title:
Penelope Opera
Size:
22 x 31
Medium:
Stone-Lithograph
Price:
$750
INV. #:
12032
 
Original linen backed mint condition stone lithograph opera poster for Penelope. Done in 1913 by the great lithographer Georges Rochengrosse who created several opera posters at the turn of the century. Imprimerie Maquet, Paris. Penelope is a 1913 operetta with music by Gabrielle Faure.
The French composer Gabriel Urbain Fauré is best known for his songs and his typically French exquisiteness of taste.

Gabriel Faure was born on May 12, 1845, in the provincial town of Pamiers. Faure was not a prolific composer, and with few exceptions he avoided the larger dramatic forms of opera and symphony. His compositions fall into three periods stylistically.