Aug 05 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2577 -

Sale 2577 - Lot 193

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

FREDERICK WINTHROP RAMSDELL (1865-1915)

AMERICAN CRESCENT CYCLES. 1899.


62 1/2x41 inches, 158 3/4x104 cm. Chaix, Paris.
Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds. Framed.

Ramsdell was an American painter who studied in both New York and Paris, where he was heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau work of Eugene Grasset and Alphonse Mucha. From the fabric of the gown to the lilies caught in the wind, the poster has a stylistic similarity to that of the men who inspired him, yet, at the same time, has an eye-catching, compelling and powerful effect that is very much its own. 100 Bicycles p. 19, Prior Dodge p. 160, Maitres 1900 p. 221.