The jovial beer drinker has her long flowing tresses adorned with some appropriate beer ingredients, including barley stalks and green hops, and field poppy flowers indigenous to northeastern France. This is another one of Mucha’s characteristic designs featuring a beauty, semi-circular motifs, and artfully meandering hair” (Rennert/Weill, p. 126). The product itself being advertised is a bit vague – while there are a handful of other posters for Bières de la Meuse, it is never clear if they are for a particular brand of beer by that name or simply for a myriad of beers produced in the Meuse region of France. The town shown in the lowermost register is that of Bar-le-Duc, capital of the Meuse département in Lorraine, which was home to many breweries at the turn of the century. ( Rennert LXIII).
This is one of Alphonse Mucha’s most alluring images and it is especially captivating when seen in person in this large format. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.