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Poster - Paris, 1925 : Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs
  • Paris, 1925 : Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs
    Bonfils, Robert, born 1886 - died 1971
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Paris, 1925 : Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bonfils, Robert, born 1886 - died 1971 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph from a woodcut

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Frank Pick, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.1200-1925

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

Poster for the 1925 Paris Art Deco exhibition. It includes a colour woodcut by Bonfils, depicting a woman in a draped dress, carrying a large basket of flowers over her head. She is accompanied by a leaping stag.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Bonfils, Robert, born 1886 - died 1971 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph from a woodcut

Marks and inscriptions

Robert Bonfils

Dimensions

Height: 65.1 cm from catalogue, Width: 39.7 cm from catalogue

Object history note

A set of four posters were commissioned for the 1925 Art Deco exhibition in Paris. Three were by up-and-coming young artists and graphic designers, including Robert Bonfils and Charles Loupot, and the fourth was by the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, considered one of France's greatest living artists.

Descriptive line

Robert Bonfils; poster for the Paris 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes; 1925; colour lithograph from woodblock

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1925, London: Board of Education, 1926.
The full text of the record is as follows:

'BONFILS, Robert.
Paris, 1925 : Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs.
Poster.
Signed Robert Bonfils.
Colour lithograph. Size of sheet (23 5/8 x 15 5/8). E. 1200-1925.
Presented by Frank Pick, Esq.'

Exhibition History

El gusto moderno: Art déco en París, 1910-1935 (Fundación Juan March, Madrid 26/03/2015-28/06/2015)
Art Deco (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 28/06/2008-05/10/2008)

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Lithography; Woodcut

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O175840
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