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Wright - The Criterion ( original cover ), 1898

This original cover of the New York illustrated weekly journal, "The Criterion", features a portrait of an enraged woman with fiery red hair, bordered by leaves and graphic patterns.

The Criterion was a New York-based literary magazine published as a weekly from 1896 to 1900, then a monthly until 1905. It featured bold illustrated covers, saucy cartoons and a mix of news and feature reporting and forward-thinking satire.

The Criterion proved instantly popular because it eschewed the typical arts and letters coverage with instead more provocative articles and illustrations. It was fun and high-spirited

The magazine attracted a large number of artists and writers from a wide spectrum of political background.


Lithograph, Unbacked, 9 x 12 inches 
Original vintage posters are rare and availability is subject to prior sale.