The officer, with a flower in the barrel of his gun! Another spectacular Wissembourg stone lithograph panel (no. 152) printed by the C. Burckardt company in Weissenburg, France during the 1880s. This is part of a series of panel posters featuring whimsical images of animals, random Alsatian characters, and comical caricatures all designed in a stunning Art Nouveau style. This one also features the "scream" pose, a recurring theme in the artwork of Wissembourg posters. Looking for a dazzling focal point? You found it.
Size: 27 x 65"
Condition: Very Good. Age appropriate wear, this poster consists of three sheets joined together, and is conservation mounted on linen. There is some light fading and foxing and wear on the previous fold lines.