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Exposition Universelle Liège

Poster
1905 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
Poster, 'Exposition Universelle Liège', colour lithograph by Henri Bellery-Desfontaines, France, 1905.
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?)
Dimensions
  • Height: 114cm
  • Width: 86cm
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.283-2006

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record createdAugust 2, 2006
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