Dec 17, 2008 - Sale 2167

Sale 2167 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 1,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
33 3/4x11 3/4 inches, 86x30cm. Chaix, Paris.
Condition: restored losses, staining and restoration in margins and corners; sharp horizontal fold.
The Mumm brothers, Gottlieb, Jacobus and Philipp, founded their champagne company in Reims in 1827. Their signature product, Cordon Rouge champagne, helped propel the firm to international prominence. A family rift in 1853 put Georges Hermann Mumm in charge of the company, but Julius Mumm split off to start his own company. Realier-Dumas belongs to a generation of academic painters who opted to design posters when poster art was the craze of Paris. He was the only one to invent a unique style perfectly suited to the medium. His elongated women, with clear outlines and soft colors along with the vertical format that he favored make his posters easy to recognize. This is one of his purest and most modernistic images. It is also one of his rarest. This is the smaller format. Reims 977-78, Maitres pl. 111, Wine Spectator 38, DFP II 733, Drink 20.