HENRY FURSY CHANSONS ROSSES-1899

Henry Fursy - Chansons rosses (1899)

Henry Fursy — Chan­sons rosses (1899)
16x23’//’ (40.7x59.7cm) Imp. Chaix, Paris

HENRY FURSY CHANSONS ROSSES-1899
Fursy’s suc­cess was due to his tal­ent in mock­ing cur­rent affairs with fear­some wit and a sharp pen. Under the iden­ti­fy­ing title “Chan­sons Rosses” (Nasty Songs) he pub­lished a first col­lec­tion with Ollen­dorf in 1898. One of them, “Sui­cide de Leane” was ded­i­cated “a I’ami Grun”. In 1899, for the sec­ond vol­ume, Grun designed the cover and sup­plied 40 draw­ings. The poster is a repro­duc­tion of the book cover. Shown full-face this time and appar­ently very pleased with him­self, Fursy is lean­ing on a piano (red, of course). On the musi­cal score fram­ing his head, one rec­og­nizes the car­i­ca­tures of some lead­ing names in jour­nal­ism: Bris­son, Rochefort or Sarcey.

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