Original poster for the North Pole, the first artificial ice rink in Paris.
According to Japhet's poster, going to the North Pole is about seeing and being seen, with a little skating thrown in for good measure. These impeccable Art Nouveau seamstresses against a subtly glowing aurora borealis backdrop make an attractive calling card for the city's skating-loving citizens. Several 19th-century cartoonists used the pseudonym "Japhet," but it seems more likely that the artist of this poster was Alexandre J. L. Jazet, who, although born in 1814, was still producing illustrations in the 1890s.
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18 rue de Clichy
Courmont Frères - Paris
Good condition, light traces of folds, restored tears
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