Lot 39 of 399:
WWI propaganda poster by Maurice Neumont  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Journée du Poilu

Author:
Neumont, Maurice

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Devambez

Date:
1915

Description:

Lithograph poster mounted on backing sheet. 120x79 cm (47¼x31").

Poilu, "the hairy one", was a slang term for the infantrymen of the French Third Republic during World War I. This wartime poster celebrates "the day of the hairy ones", a morale boosting Christmas holiday for the troops. A pupil of Jean-Léon Gérôme at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, Maurice Neumont exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1902. The following year he became a member of the Society of Painters-Lithographers as a member of the Board of Directors.
 

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some creasing and edgewear, some foxing to backing sheet.


 
Item number:
310056
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