Antique "Societe General" Poster c.1920
Original poster. Color lithograph. A French poster advertising the National Loan of 1920. In this poster the figure of Victory - with a belt clasp in the form of a French roundel - holds an olive branch above her head and is leading a group of workmen. The landscape in the background shows both scenes of farming and industry.
Lucien Metivet (1863-1930) was a French cartoonist, illustrator, and author active during Belle Epoque. He was particularly known for his covers of the Parisian satirical magazine "Le Rire". Good condition, mounted on linen.
- CREATOR Artist Lucien Metivet, France.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1920.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Lithograph Print, Paper, Linen.
- CONDITION This poster is not a reproduction. It is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in good condition.
- DIMENSIONS Overall: H 51.25 in. W 35 in., Poster: H 47.25 in. W 31.25 in
Following the War Loans raised each year from 1915 onwards, the French government issued a further loan in 1920, to contribute towards payment for the reconstruction of the country.