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16.500 x 30.000 inches
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Original 1899 Rajah Coffee Poster
Henri Privat Livemont
Drawing - Print
Size: 30 x 16.5 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen Backed
Artist: Privat Livemont
Information: For more details, please call 514 656 3301
About The Poster: Privat Livemont (Belgian 1861-1936) was a Belgian artist who helped pioneer the Art-Nouveau movement in the early 1890's. He was an established painter who stumbled into posters after a brief career as an interior decorator: when he exhibited a poster design for an art exhibit he won first prize. Following this event, he trained himself in the art of lithography and created a number of advertising posters. Livemont's posters are recognized by his signature portrayal of women, richly adorned and decorated and always outlined in white to give them an aura of purity. Along with Paul Berthon and Alphonse Mucha, Privat Livemont as an artist exemplified the skills, delicacy and finesse of the latest years of the 1800's - his women were always graceful, elegant, and imminently spectacular. By 1898, the 'Poster Magazine' was calling Privat Livemont 'the uncontested master of Belgian posterists'. He had dazzled the poster world with delicately drawn designs, which while conceived somewhat differently from Mucha's, created the same final effect of celebrating feminine pulchritude in the service of commercial enterprise.'(Rennert)
Privat Livemont produced a variety of posters for Rajah, of which this is perhaps the most recognized. In very good condition with unobtrusive stains in the right and left margins.
August 7th, 2012
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