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Trishia Jacobs, Ridgefield, WA   

Book of Peace Paris Salon 1913 Edgard Maxence Antique French  Religious PostcardBook of Peace Paris Salon 1913 Edgard Maxence Antique French  Religious PostcardBook of Peace Paris Salon 1913 Edgard Maxence Antique French  Religious PostcardBook of Peace Paris Salon 1913 Edgard Maxence Antique French  Religious Postcard

The original oil painting on wood panel by Edgard Maxence (1871–1954), a French Symbolist painter, can be viewed at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia. This unused antique, hard-to-find French postcard art reproduction of "The Book of Peace" from 1913 can tide you over till you get to see the painting in person!

Maxence was a recognized artist in his day. He exhibited in the Salon des Artistes Français from 1894 until 1939, and was active on the salon's committees and juries. Maxence combined a highly trained technique with a taste for medieval and mythical subjects and for hermetic imagery.* Sadly, nowadays, he's almost unknown. One of the truly valuable things about postcards is that these miniature pieces of ephemera have preserved a lot of history and art! Maxence's style captures a very ethereal, spiritual feel; there's such a contrast between the the subject's porcelain ghostly white skin and the dark surroundings. On a non-religious theme, Maxence is famous for beauties shown smoking on Job cigarette advertisement postcards.

This postcard, 3.5 by 5.5 inches, is not as in mint condition as I would like. There are some errant white specks scattered among the black robes as well as a light line that runs through the singer's hand. It looks like a crease but it's not. Wear at the corner tips. I've included a photo taken a bright light, which exaggerates the signs of wear and makes the black robes look lighter than they are. BUT between the direct scan and the photo, you'll have a realistic idea of what you'll receive and in hand you'll be delightfully surprised at the quality and beauty of this card!

Thanks to Wikipedia for this information. I highly recommend you look up Wiki's information about Maxence, if nothing else but to see a photo of the artist wearing 'sabots,' the French version of Dutch wooden shoes.

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Book of Peace Paris Salon 1913 Edgard Maxence Antique French Religious Postcard

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Trishia Jacobs
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