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.