Classic French Equestrian Art Deco Posters

Classic French Equestrian! Art Deco Antique Lithographs of Horses! If you want to finish your room in a classic French equestrian decor. Look no further! You will find these antique horse lithographs a perfect compliment for your home! Race on over to Anne Hall Antique Prints for details on the pair for $500.

Classic French Equestrian Art Deco Posters by LeMercier

These fantastic antique horse prints are actually large old French Posters. They were published c.1930 by the most famous of all printing companies in France.  The Parisian lithography company responsible for their production was named Le Mercier Publishing Company.  They were the best of the best!  Perfectly sized artwork when shown as a pair, over a sofa.  A touch of classic French equestrian décor…

Valentino & La Fille Parisian Posters.

Priced at $450. each or  $800. for both.

 

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A Brief Explanation about Chromolithography:

Chromo means color.  Lithography is the art of printing from limestone slabs.  Chromolithography is antique printing method.  A lost art of the 19 Century to the early 20th Centuries.   A certain kind of limestone came from a certain part of Germany.  It had the right consistency or porosity to become a printing slab of stone.  A type of a greasy crayon was used to draw the image sought to be seen.  Emerged into nitric acid, the stone unprotected by the greasy crayon was burnt away.  What was in relief, was going to be the  image. Multi complicated…  each and every color was applied with a key stone limestone plate.  Imagine if you will… the talent required to produce large posters like these.  The skill of getting the registration just right.

Once again I point to the long apprenticeships served by those involved from paper making to printing.  And at extremely low pay.  Only if one were a superb apprentice, (which was normally an apprenticeship served for many years), then you would move forward offering your own publishing services.

 

Published by Anne Hall

I am the owner of Anne Hall Antique Prints. My husband, Mark and I sell authentic antique prints on our website and at assorted shows and events around New England. We deal in paper antiques only. Our rare old engravings and lithographs produced from the 1580's through the 1920's. Many are hand colored. My love is nature and the natural world and the historic documentation of it. I am the daughter of William Hall, owner of Maps Old and Rare, Pacifica, CA and Kathleen Manning of Prints Old and Rare and Manning's Books and Prints.

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