If you lived in France for the 2 years between 1897 & 1899, every month, for 3 francs and 50 centimes, you could pick up your monthly installment of L’Estampe Moderne which would contain 4 original high quality lithographs. This monthly treat was printed and published by Imprimerie Champenois of Paris who commissioned the cream of the European Art Nouveau painting world to contribute. The aim was to promote the art and craft of printmaking.
Each richly lithographed print had a blind stamp or embossed device in the lower right corner, the imprint of a young woman’s profile. Incredibly cheap to buy in the late 1890s, today these prints are highly sought after prizes for art collectors.