Oct 26, 2017 - Sale 2459

Sale 2459 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 656
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
RUEDOLF (1885-1950) VISITEZ L'EXTRÊME - ORIENT. Circa 1925.
37 1/2x27 inches, 95 1/4x68 1/2 cm. Reunies, Paris.
Condition B+: replaced losses in lower margin; creases and repaired tears in margins; sharp creases in image and along horizontal folds.
This poster also appears with the additional text at the bottom: "Par les Messageries Maritimes," indicating that it was the French shipping company that produced this image to inspire travelers. Here, we see camels drinking at a port of Peking (Beijing); though many decades after the ports to China were opened, it is a scene designed to attract tourism made possible by the French trade lines.