Description:Condition A Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899. 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.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
This unusual travel poster by Moreau-Nelaton a leading impressionist painter, illustrator, designer and ceramicist, advertises the pardon of Saint-Jean du Doigt (St. John of the finger). The great Breton pilgrimage procession with archaeological curios and sea bathing, and most important Hotel-Pension St. Jean (Vouaux, proprietor). As with his other works, the artist uses warm pastel colours, hand lettering, and a classical renaissance treatment of the Saint and his upright haloed lamp. The overall effect is warm and inviting and speaks effectively to the pilgrims who should attend.
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