Vasco de Gama Ode-Symphonie Poster
Belgium, c. 1880
24 x 45 in (61 x 114 cm)
Vintage Belgian poster for a charity concert performing Bizet's "ode-symphonie" Vasco de Gama. This blend of opera, symphony, and oratorio was a popular music format during the Romantic era, where historical and frequently eastern subject matter was explored in a poetic, dramatic manner. The ode-symphony's flair for drama is mirrored in the poster illustration, the female portrait on the left-hand side bursting with splendor.
"La Louvière Fête de Bienfaisance." (Charity Festival)
Artist: P. Quennoy
Year: c. 1880
Condition: Very good, please note band of discoloration in the middle of the poster
Please note the poster is linen-backed on canvas.