Artist: Frederic Hugo d'Alési (signed in print)
Print: Lithographic Print (print by F. Hermet)
Dimensions: 29.1 x 41.3 in (74 x 105 cm)
Dimensions (with linen): 31.1 x 43.3 in (79 x 110 cm)
Condition: Good condition - the poster has been restored in the top, a few minor marks and smaller tears all which has been nicely repaired or restored. The poster is linen backed on heavy canvas. Please see pictures.
This is an original advertisement for Chemins de Fer d'Orléans or Orleans Railways.
This poster is incredibly detail-rich: the main picture displays the cityscape of Bordeaux. The iron railway bridge in focus is called "La passerelle Eiffel" or "passerelle Saint-Jean" and was constructed by the infamous Gustave Eiffel in 1860. In the bottom of the poster is close-ups of the wagon interior and the locomotive. Also note the grapes (Bordeaux equals wine) and the coat of arms of the city and the French flag in the left side.
The artist Hugo d'Alési (1849-1906) was a French painter and graphical designer who made several great posters including many tursit posters and railway posters for companies as Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans, CIE and PLM. His posters often featured landscapes with mountains, beaches, rivers and some of the posters also contains one or two smaller pictures on it to highlight important details.
Please note: this poster is linen backed on heavy canvas for restoration purposes. I suggest you ask for professional guidance when framing the poster.
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