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5b028 E. BILLARD linen 46x62 French advertising poster 1890s Raoul Hem art of rich woman & jewelry!

Date Sold 3/7/2017
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A Linenbacked French Advertising Poster (measures 46" x 62 1/4" [117 x 158 cm]) (Learn More)

E. Billard, the 1890s French advertising poster ("Aux Fabriques de Geneve") promoting a store in La Rochelle, which was offering clocks, watches, precious gems, jewelry, and more. The store specialized in weddings and offered a free catalog, and this poster features Raoul Edward Hem art of a woman with many of the products available from the store laid out on a table. Note that Hem was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, and he studied in Paris. He exhibited several lithograph series at the Salon des Artistes Francais in the first decade of the 19th Century. If anyone knows more about this poster, please e-mail us and we will post it here.
Artist: Raoul Edward Hem
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: good. The poster had appears to have never been folded. It had tiny brown stains scattered in all the white background areas, but otherwise, the poster was in nice condition prior to linenbacking (see our image). The poster was well backed, and the person who backed it did not address the tiny brown stains (or they were acquired after the poster was backed).
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