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Poster - Exposition Universelle Liège
  • Exposition Universelle Liège
    Bellery-Desfontaines, Henri, born 1867 - died 1909
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Exposition Universelle Liège

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1905 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bellery-Desfontaines, Henri, born 1867 - died 1909 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 405M, case E, shelf 2

The V&A was born out of the success of the world's first great international exhibition held in London in 1851. The exhibitions, expositions and world's fairs staged around the world since then have been spectacular, popular and influential. Unsurpassed in their scale and confidence, the expositions encompassed the very latest developments in art, science and technology from all nations of the world, displayed in a fabulous array of buildings and parks.

This poster advertised the French Republic's participation in the Exposition Universelle, staged in Liège in 1905. The designer, Henri Bellery-Desfontaines (1867-1909), was a multi-talented French artist who was variously a painter, lithographer, architect, decorator and designer.

Physical description

Poster in portrait format showing a group of male figures advancing against the background of an over-sized allegorical female figure (representing Victory?)

Place of Origin

France (made)


1905 (made)


Bellery-Desfontaines, Henri, born 1867 - died 1909 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph


Height: 114 cm, Width: 86 cm

Descriptive line

Poster, 'Exposition Universelle Liège', colour lithograph by Henri Bellery-Desfontaines, France, 1905.

Subjects depicted



Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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