May 09, 2024 - Sale 2668

Sale 2668 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000

ROGER BRODERS (1883-1953)

MONTE • CARLO. Circa 1930.

39¼x24¾ inches, 99¾x63 cm. Monégasque, Monte Carlo.
Condition B+: small replaced losses in corners; minor repaired tears at edges; dark blues faded.

The Monte-Carlo Country Club, which boasted twenty-one tennis courts overlooking the Mediterranean, was inaugurated in 1928 with a momentous event attended by members of European royal families. Broders emphasizes the glamorous members of the club and its exquisite setting to create one of his best posters. The elegant couple is depicted in Broders' signature manner, using only flat planes of color. He creates exceptional depth-of-field using the different levels of tennis courts, spectators in the grandstands and the beaches in the distance. His handling of shadows and the bright Riviera sun is masterful, crowned by the slivers of yellow sunlight which silhouette some of the figures. "An outstanding poster which combines elegance with the grandeur of the landscape" (Azur p. 249).

Broders p. 97, Perry / Broders p. 39, Tennis p. 37, Riviera 222, Voyage 39, Azur 311, Art Deco p. 17, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 211, Train 242, Le Tennis A l'Affiche np.