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Artist: Alejandro De Riquer
Spanish (1856-1920)

Plate: PL. 204

Title: A. & E. Napoleon Fotografos
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1900.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Maitre Sheet Size:11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in
 29 cm x 40 cm
Price: $450.00 USD

"De Riquer was Spain's most successful exponent of the Art Nouveau style, and this fine work shows that to full advantage…He studied in Rome, Paris and London, became well acquainted with the Arts and Crafts movement of William Morris, and became one of the foremost graphic art stylists and innovators on his return to Spain"
(Rennert, PAI-XXV, 470)

De Riquer's poster for the Napoleon photographers of Barcelona, is handled with exceptional skill. A woman clad in renaissance style, symbolically holds aloft a magnifying glass, which directs sunlight down on to a photo plate. She is set against a striking scarlet red panel surrounded by a detailed ornate nature scene of soft delicate pastel hues within which a painter's palette is symbolically placed just under the woman's left hand.

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