By well listed French artist MAURICE ROMBERG DE VAUCORBEIL (1882-1943), this is a large original 1916 lithograph poster used for propaganda and recruitment. The poster (behind Plexiglas) measures 47 1/2" by 34" (53" by 40" very tastefully framed in dark wood). I have not opened this up to inspect as it is nicely sealed, but the previous owner spent $500 on framing in Beverly Hills, so I would imagine that the mounting and framing was done to professional standards, perhaps even with linen. Romberg was an active artist in the first decades of the century, painting much of his time in Morocco and other parts of north Africa. Today he is largely thought of as an "Orientalist" painter, and some works have sold for $25,000 at French auctions. This poster, published by Champenois in 1916, features the relief agency for war victims, housed in the Ancien Seminaire St. Sulpice. The poster's patriotic recruitment theme makes it a classic. Condition appears very clean, with just clean, light, uncomplicated folds where they should be. Colors are bright and true. The large size could make shipping a challenge, but the plexi will facilitate that aspect. Email for a shipping quote.
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