Item #27947 Fer Bravais contre L'Anemie. Adolphe Willette, Folk Medicine.
Fer Bravais contre L'Anemie.

Fer Bravais contre L'Anemie.

Paris: Delanchy, 1898. The poster beautifully illustrates an overworked Parisian seamstress, slumped in fatigue in front of her sewing machine. It advertises a tonic for anemia, supposedly the solution for her sweat shop existence. She has dropped her scissors.

Willette (1857-1926) was a French caricaturist, painter, lithographer and architect of the Moulin Rouge, whose many works in the illustrated press (Le Rire & Le Pied de Nez) He was active during the Belle Epoque and Art Nouveau period. Willette also contributed posters to Masters of the Poster (Maitres de l'Affiche). A faint period horizontal fold with with sml loss restored. Has a French tax stamp in the top left, and a faint stamp in the fabric on the sewing machine that starts "Cette affiche se peut être ni..." 23 x 15 1/2" including the plate mark, 30 1/2 x 23" frame dimensions. Item #27947

Price: $1,200.00

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