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Lot 18: MAURICE ROMBERG DE VAUCORBEIL (1862-1943). LE MAROC PAR MARSEILLE. 1920. 41x30 inches, 104x76 cm. Cornille & Serre, Paris.Platinum House
November 8, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
MAURICE ROMBERG DE VAUCORBEIL (1862-1943) LE MAROC PAR MARSEILLE. 1920.
41 1/4x30 1/4 inches, 104 3/4x76 3/4 cm. Cornille & Serre, Paris.
Condition A. Framed.
A cross promotional poster published by the PLM Railway and the Compagnie de Navigation Paquet. "The Compagnie Paquet alone accounted for over a third of all the posters for Morocco" (Orientalist p. 27). Little biographical information exists about Romberg, but he was an Orientalist painter, watercolorist and poster designer. Here he depicts "the Sultan on his way to the mosque in Fez." Orientalist p. 24.