Le Bossu Poster
France, c. 1900
39 x 55 in (99 x 140 cm)
A comic poster of a grumpy hunchback (le bossu) with two floridly dressed soliders behind him.
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 respected art form in itself.
Printer: Emily Levy, Paris
Year: c. 1900
Condition: Very good, please note some minor creases on the bottom half of the poster
Linen-backed on canvas