Saint John stands in a field with a haloed lamb and young woman, in beatific supplication, seeking forgiveness. This surprising travel poster promotes a visit to a French pilgrimage procession by the sea. Using temperate pastel colors, hand lettering, and a classical treatment, the effect is warm and engaging, and appealing to pilgrims who should attend. An original lithograph printed in color on wove paper, this print is signed at the lower right with the artist's stamp. It is a fine impression, transcribed from Moreau-Nlatons 1894 poster of the same title by artisans at Atelier Chret. It was issued as plate 178 (of 256) in the series Les Matres de lAffiche, bearing the blindstamp of the monogram (Lugt 1777c) in the sheet at the lower right. Published by Jules Chret printed at Imprimerie Chaix (Atelier Chret), Paris. There may be minor discoloration and or micro nicks or tears around the sheet edge, all of which are in the margin, which will be well covered with matting once framed. As the image is pristine condition, the work is considered to be in excellent condition, with brilliant, fresh colors printed on a sheet with full margins.
This work is part of a carefully curated selection by noted fine art expert Jennifer McCloskey, who was formerly affiliated with Doyle Gallery in New York and is now based in San Francisco.