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
The poster is for Amieux-Freres sardines and canned foods. "11 factories, employing 3,500 workers, producing 12 million cans yearly, our motto is like our name, make sure each can says Toujour à mieux (always the best)." The artist creates a wonderful sense of space, as we follow the young woman, in the foreground's gaze to the other workers unloading the sardines from the sailboats resting on a wondrous green bay, against a surreal fire red sky which highlights the name "Amiux-Freres" (Amieux-brothers) above. Strongly well drawn lines pronounce the text as well as the scene. An excellent example of the artist's work, of whom's life, little is known, other than that he was killed at the front in WWI.
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