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Aux Champs-Élysées (On the Champs-Élysées)

Henri Edmond Cross (French, 1856-1910) Auguste Clot, Printer (French, 1858-1936)


In this image, a nursemaid and her charges sit in the dappled sunlight of the gardens bordering the Champs-Elyseé s, watching the passing parade of carriages and pedestrians along Paris' most famous thoroughfare.

Neo-Impressionist prints are quite rare, and Cross produced only two in the course of his career. Both were created under the expert guidance of the printer August Clot and commissioned for inclusion in portfolios of original prints by leading contemporary artists. On the Champs-Elyseés was among the prints published in Berlin by the art revue Pan for its large international readership.

Object Information

artist
Henri Edmond Cross (French, 1856-1910)
printer
Auguste Clot (French, 1858-1936)
creation date
1898
materials
color lithograph
dimensions
8 x 10 1/4 in. (image) | 10 3/8 x 13 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
inscribed in pencil, below image, L.L.: Henri Edmond Cross
accession number
2003.156
credit line
Gift of Catharine Lichtenauer in honor of Jennie Lichtenauer
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors