Fenouillet Liqueur Digestive 1900 Original 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 1900
Country France,
Size 105.5 x 149 cm (41.54 x 58.66 in)
Condition A
Colours Brown, Green, Red, Yellow,

This circa 1900 poster was created by Victor Leydet (1861-1904), a French painter and poster designer.  It's an advertising for an digestive called Fenouillet which was invented in 1840 and possessed the same properties as its cousin alcohol, Chartreuse as the poster informed. An old man relaxes on the chair as he satisfyingly inspects the gold-coloured liquor in his glass.  The poster informs us that Fenouillet received a gold medal at the Paris Expo in 1900.

Particulars: This lithographic poster has been professionally conserved and backed on acid-free linen paper (see poster and print conservation and restoration). The poster has a French tax stamp near the top, left corner. Tax stamps were required before posters were allowed to be posted on a city wall. Any poster which survives today that has a tax stamp was likely taken out of the billposter's stack of posters before it could be pasted up. Tax stamps add an interesting bit of history to a poster.