Woman with Monocle Poster
France, c. 1890
39 x 55 in (99 x 140 cm)
Portrait of a decidely modern woman in a more masculine dress. This poster is by profilic poster artist Grun, known for his red and black color palette that he used to capture the bohemian spirit of Montmartre in the Belle Epoque.
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.
Year: c. 1890
Condition: Very good, please note some minor discoloration on the left-hand side
Linen-backed on canvas