Lot 49: Cycles Gladiator. ca. 1895

Poster Auctions International Inc

November 18, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 54 3/4 x 39 5/8 in./139 x 100 cm Imp. G. Massias, Paris Arguably the most famous of all bicycle posters, this image of a redheaded sylph being propelled through the sky by the unparalleled speed of her Gladiator cycle appears on everything in contemporary culture from wine labels to our company’s blog. And yet the design itself remains uncredited, despite the presence of the faint initials L.W. in the lower right corner. A lithographic masterpiece.
Dimensions: 54 3/4 x 39 5/8 in./139 x 100 cm
Artist or Maker: ANONYMOUS
Medium: Poster
Condition Report: A-/ Unobtrusive folds.
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