Exposition Internationale Poster

Adolphe Willette

11 x 16 in (29 x 39 cm)

ID #LB39x55-Z-139

Translation: International Exposition for commercial and industrial products. Palais des Beaux Arts & Gallerie Rapp. Champ de Mars From April 25 to August 5, 1893. Attractions Watin Orchestra concert. Théâtre du Salon

In the late 1890's there was a large Poster craze. People would host costume parties where the guests would dress up as their favorite poster icons. In Paris during this time there were over 40 dealers that sold the newly introduced medium of colored posters. 

Les Maitres de l'Affiche was one way that people who had walls filled with posters could still collect. Jules Cheret's printing company started the poster of the month club. Subscribers received 4 posters each month (one always being by Cheret himself) and a bonus four for those who subscribed for the next year. It was a very popular series that ran for five years. 

Artist: Adolphe Willette

Printer: Charles Verneau, Paris

Year: 1893

Condition: Good, please note some creases and minor restoration done on the top of the poster

Linen-backed on canvas


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