Bieres de la Meuse Food & Beverage Advertising Poster


Genre: Food & Beverage
Artist: Alphonse Mucha
Year Printed: 1897
Size: 37.5" x 58.25"
Country of Poster: France
Printer: F. Champenois (Paris, France)
Restoration Detail: Restored
Condition: Linen Backed
Grade: Very Good
Condition Detail: This poster has restored losses primarily at edges but does extend into image area; fresh, natural colors. Grade is based on pre-restoration condition, see image for more details. This poster has been professionally linen backed. Beautifully framed, th
Additional Information: Lithograph printed in colors, References: Rennert/Weill 27, DFP 633, In this original 1897 poster for Bieres de la Meuse, Alphonse Mucha captures a contemplative figure, her stein brimming with foam. The Art Nouveau elements are unmistakable. The alluring woman's long flowing tresses showcase a wreath featuring brilliant red poppies, golden sheaths of wheat, and fresh green hops, all the makings for an unforgettable beer. The poster's elegance and lightness creates an image of a noble beer.

At the bottom of the poster are two vignettes by another artist. Pictured is the goddess of the river Meuse and below, a bird's eye view of the brewery in Bar-le-Duc. At this time, la Meuse was one of the largest remaining breweries in the area that enjoyed a rich history as a brewing center.

Perhaps the most beautiful poster ever created for a beer, demonstrating, once again, the remarkable style of Alphonse Mucha.

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