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Ne Buvez Jamais d’Eau [Don’t Drink the Water]

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Description

Jules Georges Redon was a figural artist known for his humorous portrayals of children and animals.  He also produced numerous posters, many of which remain treasured parts of French history.  He did a great deal of work for the cabarets and restaurants in his Montmartre neighborhood, including humorous covers for menus.

This work likely was created to serve as a menu cover—desirable for the restaurant owner who wanted to motivate customers to purchase wine instead of water!

The text to the lower margin reads “Ne buvez jamais d’eau” [“Never drink the water”].

Additional information

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Type

Old Etchings

Details

Medium:
Intaglio print from an etching (apparently by burin and roulette) in full color.
Paper:
Printed on very fine BFK Rives mould-made 100% cotton paper with one deckled edge, approx. 270 grams.
Date:
Ca. 1925
Signature:
Signed in the plate en recto.
Edition:
Impressions were limited but not numbered and edition size remains unknown.
Framing:
Custom framed and matted in a solid cherry frame behind 99% UV-filtering Conservation Glass.  All conservation materials.
Condition:
Very Good condition.  Modest handling marks and surface soil consistent with age.  Nicely printed.  Excellent margins.
Framed Size:
16.25 in. (h) x 20.25 in. (w) x 1 in. (d)
Sheet Size:
12.5 in. (h) x 17.75 in. (w)
Window Size:
11 in. (h) x 14.25 in. (w)

Price

Price:
$650
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