Lot 39 of 361:
WWI propaganda poster by Charles Léandre  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Journée du Poilu

Author:
Léandre, Charles

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Devambez

Date:
1915

Description:

Lithograph poster mounted on backing sheet. 120x79.5 cm (47¼x31¼").

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, Charles Lucien Léandre figured among the exhibitors of the Salon from 1887, where he showed numerous portraits and genre pictures, but his popular fame is due to his comic drawings and caricatures. However he also designed a number of memorable posters.


Lot Amendments

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


 
Item number:
313215
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