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  • Place of origin:

    France (Designed and made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cappiello, Leonetto, born 1875 - died 1942 (Designed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr C. G. Holme

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case PR, shelf 135, box R

Physical description

Poster advertising Abatilles Arcachon mineral water, depicting an angel holding a giant bottle of water.

Place of Origin

France (Designed and made)


1920s (made)


Cappiello, Leonetto, born 1875 - died 1942 (Designed)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph


Height: 78.5 in, Width: 51.25 in

Object history note

A spring was found in the Abatilles quarter of Arcachon, France, in 1923. The water was found to have therapeutic qualities and was approved to be bottled in 1925. This advertising campaign presumably followed shortly afterwards.

Descriptive line

Poster for Abatilles Arcachon mineral water, Leonetto Cappiello, France, 1920s

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.




Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Water; Bottle; Angels


Posters; Advertising; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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