Skip to product information
1 of 1

Cartes a Jouer - Exposition Universelle 1900

Cartes a Jouer - Exposition Universelle 1900

ID# 13482
Gaston Quenioux
16" x 31"
(41cm x 79cm)
Regular price $2,624.00 SGD
Regular price Sale price $2,624.00 SGD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Playing cards is one of the most enduring pastimes around the world. This poster for Grimaud cards highlights the classic characters of a card set - the royalty of King, Queen, and Jack (which is usually personified as a member of the Court). This poster was created to celebrate and advertise the company’s big winnings at the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris.

Founded in 1848, Grimaud is one of the oldest manufacturers of playing cards still in business. They climbed in popularity for being known as a ‘professionals’ card - the company was constantly pushing the boundaries to make their cards as uniform and easy to handle as possible. Indeed, they were the first card company to introduce the rounded-corner cards we are used to playing with today.

There is not much known about the life of artist Gaston Quenioux. He designed a few books in addition to this poster, and also for a time was the French Inspector General of Drawing Education.

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.

Shipping Info

We ship internationally and insure all deliveries. Learn about our methods for shipping & more.


See answers to our most common questions, here

Looking to Sell?

We are always interested in acquiring special pieces. Let's get in touch!

View full details
Orangina Vintage Posters

What Does 'Original' Mean?

We only deal in original vintage posters, never reproductions. This means that every poster is from the original print run, in the year listed in the description. Everything we sell comes with an individually signed certificate of authenticity, which we fully guarantee.

Learn More
  • If there's anything you want to know about posters, vintage or more modern, there's nothing Mr Ross doesn't know. His open and friendly manner helps one to choose the most suitable material whether for decoration, investment or whatever... I can't recommend him highly enough.

    - Simon

  • Just wanted to say thanks for the poster. You sent it on Thursday and it was delivered the following Monday (nearly quicker than it took us to get home) to our house in Perth, Australia. We have just had it framed. We love it; it goes perfectly with the room.

    - Kasia & David

  • The Ross Gallery has the best selection of vintage posters I have ever seen. Seriously, if you are in the market, they are the people. And, they know everything there is to know about the posters' provenance.

    - James