Posting ID : A1068535707
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Antiques By Owner
Maurin Quina Le Puy-Green Devil French Advertisement Poster - The poster was professionally framed to keep it safe from damage. The poster linen backed measures 47" wide x 63" tall. The frame is black with a gloss finish. The lithograph was made with the stone lithograph technique. The poster features a mischievous green devil holding and de-corking a bottle of delectable French liquor.
A collector would know by looking at this piece what a spectacular find it truly is. Here is some background for those who have interest but are not familiar with the Maurin Quina Le Puy poster. Maurin Quina is a French advertisement painted by Leonetto Cappiello during the year of 1906. It may be the most famous poster of Cappiello's career. Cappiello was fond of using infernal imagery in his work relating to alcoholic beverages. The green devil ("la fee verte" which means the green fairy). This is the nickname for absinthe, a popular drink during the Belle poque. This particular poster advertises a drink for which production ended in 1906. Maurin signifies the brand name, and Quina the type of alcohol.
The product has been reintroduced to France and America and features Cappiello's poster for its label.