Raffin the clown Folies Posters

France, (1885)

  • Anonymous - Raffin and his Pig Every Evening
  • Raffin and his Pig Every Evening

  • Folies Bergère poster
  • (1885), color lithograph

  • Anonymous - Raffin and his Pigs and Monkeys
  • Raffin and his Pigs and Monkeys

  • Folies Rambuteau poster
  • (1885), color lithograph
  • 15.8 x 12.2 in. (44 x 31 cm.)

About the Artist

The actual artists who created these works are unknown. The printer/lithographer was Emile Levy the proprietor of the Affiches Francaises printing house. Levy’s shop provided numerous posters for the Parisian cafes, concerts, theatres, circuses and hippodromes.

It should be noted that Emile Levy (1826-1890) the French Academic painter is a different individual. And the clown Raffin remains elusive and to date I have found no other information on him. [DES-04/11]

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