Ligue Velocipedique Belge Poster
39 x 55 in (99 x 140 cm)
Ligue velocipedique Belge. Sous le haut patronage de S.M. le Roi et de S.A.R. le Prince Albert. Ville de Bruxelles. 21, Juillet, 1896. Grand cortege international.
Translation: Belgian velocipedic league. Under the high patronage of the king and Prince Albert. The town of Brussels. July 21, 1896. Large international procession.
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.
Artist: G. Gaudy
Condition: Very good
Linen-backed on canvas