Paris Courses Poster
39 x 55 in (99 x 140 cm)
Hippodrome de la Porte Maillot. Paris Courses. Noveau Sport Grand Prix. Une riviere en diamants de 20,000 F.
Translation: Porte Maillot racecourse. Paris Races. New sport grand prix. A river of diamonds of 20,000 Francs.
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: Chaix, Ateliers Cheret, Paris
Condition: Good, please note creases and some restoration done on the top and left-hand side of the poster
Linen-backed on canvas