Fêtes de Chevalerie Poster
Belgium, c. 1900
39 x 55 in (99 x 140 cm)
Ville de Bruxelles. Oeuvre de la presse. Dimanche 26 juillet a 2 1/2 heures. Fetes de Chevalerie organisees avec le concours d'officiers de l'armee et d'artistes. Tournoi joute la quintaine. Representation d'un pas le Behourt.
Translation: The town of Brussels. Press work. Sunday July 26 at 2 1/2 o'clock. Knighthood Festival organized with the support of army officers and artists. Jousting Tournament. Performance of Behourt.
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.
Printer: Uweloos, Bruxelles
Year: c. 1900
Condition: Okay, please note restoration done along the borders of the poster
Linen-backed on canvas