Lot 41: Cycles Brion. 1897
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: CHARLES TICHON Size: 31 5/8 x 47 3/4 in./80.2 x 121 cm Bouquet & Barry, Paris In the 1870s, the French wine industry was decimated by an outbreak of phylloxera, resulting in many chateaux selling their vineyards in the face of bankruptcy. One of those parcels belonged to the Comte de la Basse-Brion, who took the sale price of his land, moved to Paris, and invested in the new technology of bicycle manufacturing. This is the larger-format version of the poster. (bicycle, bike)
Condition Report: A.
Dimensions: 31 5/8 x 47 3/4 in./80.2 x 121 cm
Artist or Maker: CHARLES TICHON