Poster, Galerie Edgar Brandt
Metalsmith Edgar Brandt’s lithographic poster uses the opulent motifs of his decorative ironwork to promote the French Art Deco designers represented in his gallery. The floral and leaf background and curving papyrus leaf recall elements of his designs for door grills, radiator covers, fire screens, and console tables, while the bead-like motif highlighting the letters of Brandt’s name repeats a decorative element he frequently used to frame wrought iron designs.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Drawings and Prints Council Fund.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 96.8 × 134.5 cm (38 1/8 × 52 15/16 in.)
It has the following markings
At lower left, a tax stamp is fastened with an adhesive and a printed cancellation mark.
Cite this object as
Poster, Galerie Edgar Brandt; France; lithograph on tan paper, lined with linen; H x W: 96.8 × 134.5 cm (38 1/8 × 52 15/16 in.); Museum purchase from Drawings and Prints Council Fund; 2004-8-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.