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Poster, Galerie Edgar Brandt, 1925

This is a Poster. It is dated 1925 and we acquired it in 2004. Its medium is lithograph on tan paper, lined with linen. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Metalsmith Edgar Brandt’s lithographic poster uses the opulent motifs of his decorative ironwork to promote the French Art Deco designers represented in his gallery. The floral and leaf background and curving papyrus leaf recall elements of his designs for door grills, radiator covers, fire screens, and console tables, while the bead-like motif highlighting the letters of Brandt’s name repeats a decorative element he frequently used to frame wrought iron designs.

It is credited Museum purchase from Drawings and Prints Council Fund.

  • Object ID #907214317
  • iron.
  • Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift,....
  • 66.2016.8

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 96.8 × 134.5 cm (38 1/8 × 52 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

At lower left, a tax stamp is fastened with an adhesive and a printed cancellation mark.

Cite this object as

Poster, Galerie Edgar Brandt, 1925; France; lithograph on tan paper, lined with linen; H x W: 96.8 × 134.5 cm (38 1/8 × 52 15/16 in.); Museum purchase from Drawings and Prints Council Fund; 2004-8-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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