Works On Paper
commercial lithograph on wove paper
Sheet: 39 3/8 × 24 1/8 in. (100.01 × 61.28 cm)
Image: 38 5/8 × 23 5/8 in. (98.11 × 60.01 cm)

Cassandre started designing advertisements for the French railway in 1927. In this travel poster, he uses perspective to his advantage. Doves fly in front of the arch in the foreground, while a man and his dog lead the viewer through the arch toward two Parisian landmarks in the distance—an obelisk at the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe.

Signed in stone upper right: A.M. CASSANDRE
Printed within image upper left: DRAEGER IMP. Printed within image lower center: PARIS/ ÉDITÉ PAR LES GRANDS RÉSEAUX DE CHEMINS DE FER FRANÇAIS. Printed beneath image in center: PRINTED IN FRANCE.
Gift of Mr. G. E. K. Smith
©artist or artist’s estate

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