Route des Alpes Paris - Lyon - Mediterranée 1905 Original Travel Poster

This is an authentic original printed on the date stated below. We only sell original-period items! Each product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Year 1905
Country France,
Size 108 x 78 cm (42.5 x 30.7 in)
Condition A
Theme Tourism,
Colours Brown, Green,

This gorgeous travel poster was created by Parisian artist René Péan (1875-1955). A student of the master, Jules Chéret, he created a great number of spectacular posters between 1895 and 1905. He was also a painter and illustrator for French publications such as L'Illustration. He was a good friend of another poster master, Alfons Mucha. Two of his posters were chosen into the Maitres de l'Affiche collection.

The travel poster illustrates the l'Oisans, a region in the French Alps. Oisans is a vast Alpine territory 50 km from Grenoble, south of Savoy. It's is has been a favorite destination for mountain lovers for well over a century as this 1905 poster reveals. The Oisans is a very touristic region, both for winter and summer sports. Oisans regularly hosts the Tour de France as well as many major sporting events on a European scale (Super-Biker, World of Snowboarding, Skiing World, the Bike Festival, Andros Trophy or the Criterium Cyclist of Dauphiné Libéré).

Particulars: This lithographic poster has been professionally conserved and backed on acid-free linen paper (see poster and print conservation and restoration)

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