October 27, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
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Lot 57: MAURICE ROMBERG DE VAUCORBEIL (1862-1943). LE MAROC PAR MARSEILLE. 1920. 42x30 inches, 108x78 cm. Cornille & Serre, Paris.(97 views)
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MAURICE ROMBERG DE VAUCORBEIL (1862-1943) LE MAROC PAR MARSEILLE. 1920.
42 1/2x30 3/4 inches, 108x78 cm. Cornille & Serre, Paris.
Condition A-: minor abrasions at edges; minor creases and restoration in upper left corner; punch holes in right margin.
A cross-promotional poster published by the PLM Railway and the Compagnie de Navigation Paquet, a company which alone accounted for over a third of all the posters for Morocco" (Orientalist p. 27). Little biographical information exists about Romberg aside from his work as an Orientalist painter, watercolorist and poster designer. Here, he depicts "the Sultan on his way to the mosque in Fez." Orientalist p. 24, La Mer p. 81.