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Original Vintage Aperitif Poster Demandez un Marra by Tamagno Belle Epoque

Demandez Un Marra

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39" x 54" - 99cm x 137cm

Illustrated by Francisco Tamagno in 1903, the Demandez un Marra poster advertises the French liqueur brand Quina Marra. Quina, oftentimes referred to as Quinquina is a term for alcoholic drinks that contain quinine.

The poster features a well-dressed couple in the center of the image with the woman pouring the Quina Marra into the man’s glass. The text on the bottom poster reads "I drink my Marra to stay beautiful and I drink it for my Health as well". The elegant costuming of the couple implies the higher-class audience which the brand is catering to.

Francisco Tamagno (1851 -?) was of Portuguese origin, starting his artistic career as a portrait painter. Tamagno moved to Paris sometime in the 1880’s and became the house artist of the Printer Camis, where he started off creating theatrical playbills and moved up to creating posters for railroads, bicycles makers and distillers. Tamagno’s style is highly pictorial and his work can be identified through the use of lively, bright colors.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is linen backed. The overall condition of the poster is very good with a general diminished depth of color which is consistent overall. Our current price reflects the condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all our posters.

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