Cycles Omnium Motorcycles & Bicycles Advertising Poster


Genre: Motorcycles & Bicycles
Artist: F. Capelli
Year Printed: c. 1896
Size: 27 x 39"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original Cycles Omnium antique vintage French bicycle poster from the late 1880's - 1890's. Printer: N. Weill, Paris, France. Archival linen backed and ready to frame. There was an area in the right hand sky (creamish yellow) top area that has had some restoration. Touched up boarder in the upper right corner. Artist is: F.Capelli Printer: Imp. N. Weill, Paris The image of a couple with their child on a bicycle ride out in the country side of France; all in art nouveau clothing and hats. You can feel the speed of these early bicycles by the wind blowing her scarf and the motion indicated inside the wheels. An "omnium" was a bicycle endurance race, which was quite popular in the 1890s. Here, a little-known brand of cycle takes it name from the event, bringing forth images of strength and reliability. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.

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