Jan 26, 2017 - Sale 2435

Sale 2435 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
24 3/4x17 1/2 inches, 63x44 1/2 cm. Monnom, Brussels.
Condition A- / B+: repaired tear in lower image; creases and minor abrasions in margins, some into image. Matted and framed. Unexamined out of frame.
In a style more graphic than painterly, van Rysselberghe advertises a local print shop. The woman, seen only from the back, is leafing through a portfolio of 18th Century engravings. Amongst the details van Rysselberghe depicts in the stark and modern interior of the shop is a telephone. While it may seem to be an unusual element to depict in an Art Nouveau poster, it very cleverly and directly conveys the phone number of the gallery to the observant viewer. L'Affiche Belgique 11, Belle Epoque p. 135, DFP-II 1128.