‘American Cycles Snell 21 Rue Martel Paris’
Lithographic poster printed by: Charles Verneau – 114, Rue Oberkampf, Paris.
Artist: Eugène Ogé (born 1861 – died 1936)
[Bears signature in image]
Size: 114.5 x 77 cm.
Materials/Media: Original lithographic poster, linen backed
Provenance: The Boskovštejn Bike Museum, Czech Republic.
Note: A beautiful poster, realized by Ogé ca. 1900, to advertise the American bicycle brand “Snell”. An American-looking gentleman is riding his shiny new bicycle while smoking a cigar and mocking the French chauffeur, who is no longer in need. Eugène Ogé (1861-1936) was a French poster artist with a unique and playful style. In 1902. he produced one of the best-known anticlerical images of its period La Lanterne. He also made a large number of commercial posters for products.
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