Still at the Decadents, Grun pursues his early career, creating a shadowgraph show, a genre, which prior to the triumphal appearance of the cinematograph, had all of Paris flocking to the Chat Noir where it had been launched by Henri Riviere. In addition, Poleon Revue is probably a humoristic satire of the very serious and enormously successful Epopee, created in 1886 by Caran d’Ache at the Chat Noir. On the poster, employing the usual silhouette shapes, Grun fiddles with a joyous blend of anachronisms, where the imperial couple passes invalids, a tart and her dog, a policeman (already!) and a few revellers.
The catalog of the Reims exhibition, in 1896, mentions under Nb. 695, another poster for the Decadents, also from 1894 and printed by Dupre: “Le Fleau”, described as “death, outfitted with boots and spurs, riding the skeleton of a fully saddled horse.” This poster has not been rediscovered, but was most likely executed in black and