La Tourbe Medicale Poster
France, c. 1900
39 x 55 in (99 x 140 cm)
Tissus epidermine a base de tourbe medicale. Linge de corps, vetements de sports. En vente au bon marche.
Translation: Medical peat. Epidermine tissue based on medical peat. Underwear, sports clothing. For sale at a good price.
It was in the 1890s that the poster started being more widely recognized as form of artistic expression. The poster became an integral part of the cityscape during the Belle Epoque, turn of the century period in Europe—its colorful, larger than life images both indispensible to advertising and a venerated art form in itself.
Artist: M. Deville
Printer: Affiches Camis, Paris
Year: c. 1900
Condition: Good, please note some restoratin done on the borders of the poster
Linen-backed on canvas