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31.500 x 45.000 inches
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1915 Original French Wwi Poster - On Les Aura
Painting - Print
Date: c. 1915
Size: 31.5 x 45
Notes: Poster, Large Poster
Artist: Faivre, Abel
About The Poster: One of the most famous French WW1 posters. "On les aura!" was a popular phrase coined by General Philippe P�tain in 1916. The poster was designed by Abel Faivre, a well-known French artist. The poster is unlined and has been folded for many years, which is reflected in it's condition. Overall, it is in good condition but would beneft from being framed.
Abel Faivre: "Born in Lyons, 1867, died in Paris, 1945. Faivre is perhaps best remembered today for his posters, especially the stirring "on les aura" done during the First World War, but he was also a busy cartoonist, contributing from 1895 on to Le Rire, Le Journal, Le Figaro and L'echo de Paris. As a painter (he executed church murals in Saint-Maixent in western France) he was noted for his renderings of pink-cheeked girls and babies, whereas his humorous drawings are on the grotesque side."
(Source: Appelbaum, Stanley. "French satirical drawings from "L'Assiette au beurre": selection, translations, and text" Courrier Dover Publications, 1978, p. ix.
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