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Sale 2453 Lot 81
LOUIS TONYN (DATES UNKNOWN) PLAQUES JOUGLA / DANS LE MONDE ENTIER. Circa 1905.
54 1/4x38 1/4 inches, 137 3/4x97 1/4 cm. Minot, Paris.
Condition B+ / B: extensive overpainting in margins; repaired tears in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds.
Tonyn was an established painter of landscapes and still-lifes, who had exhibited at the Salon des Artists Française as early as 1907. This, his only known poster, must have been designed early in his career and was most likely his only attempt at the art form. Advertising photographic plates under the slogan "night and day," Tonyn comes up with a simple concept to convey the ease and universality of the product. He depicts the globe, half shrouded in darkness, surrounded by people from around the world: an Eskimo, a Geisha, a Native American and a European, each wielding a different kind of camera.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,040