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Guilluame's Mermaids Salon de 1913 Antique French Lithograph Postcard
This is one of the rarer postcards featuring the talent of Albert Guillaume. Born in Paris in 1873, Albert briefly studied at the Academy in Paris, but he was largely self taught. From book illustrations to posters, from caricatures to oil paintings, Albert made a name for himself during the Belle Epoque. Sadly, he died during the war, during the occupation in the rural village of Faux in 1942. "The Mermaids" was exhibited at the Salon of 1913. While one mermaid digs into a half-buried treasure chest teeming with jewels, another admires herself in a mirror while yet a third mermaid looks over her shoulder. Jelly fish, fish and eels swim around them. This card shows wear around the edges/corner tips, but overall for its age, this artist-signed lithographic postcard is in fine antique condition. The colors are true and have not faded in the passing century. Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
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