The Jean Charlot Collection

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EXCERPT:
“José Guadalupe Posada:  The Jean Charlot Collection, University of Hawaii Library

EXCERPT AND LINK at http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/34302: ” BIBLIOTECA DEL NIÑO MEXICANO, por Heriberto Frias, Mexico, Maucci. In 1900 Maucci Brothers, a Spanish publisher, commissioned Posada to illustrate a series of pamphlets for children on the history of Mexico. Each pamphlet measuring 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. is approximately 16 pages. The cover illustrations are probably the only mechanically produced chromolithographs that Posada ever did.

In 1921 the artist Jean Charlot, working as a muralist in Mexico City, encountered the broadsides of José Guadalupe Posada. Charlot’s enthusiasm for Posada resulted in the assembly of an extensive personal collection of his art. In 1900 the Maucci Brothers, a Spanish publisher, commissioned Posada to illustrate a series of pamphlets for children on the history of Mexico. The cover illustrations are probably the only mechanically produced chromolithographs that Posada ever did.

To view larger images of the covers and to download a high resolution image file of the cover go to http://digicoll.manoa.hawaii.edu/jeancharlot/

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