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Algerie - Les Gorges d'El Kantara

Algerie - Les Gorges d'El Kantara

ID# 14125
Hugo d'Alesi
29.25" x 42"
(74cm x 107cm)
Regular price $2,200 USD
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Between the developments of steam engine trains and boats and the expansion of the French Empire into North Africa, turn of the century French travelers were able to explore the wider world in exciting ways. Here we see the beauty one could experience in Algeria, specifically in the quite remote Eastern region of the country. Known as the "Mouth of the Desert", El Kantara is a caravan station along the Ancient Roman Road. It abuts a narrow gorge, making it an oasis for date palms and overnight camps before heading into the arid desert. The area remains quite remote to this day, making it all the more impressive that it waranted a French travel poster from the early 1900s!

Hugo d’Alesi (1849-1906) created this stunning poster. Born in Romania, d’Alesi was one of the first true poster artists and he worked almost exclusively for the P.L.M. train company. He printed his posters in an elaborate fashion that often incorporated more than 15 colors, which gave them a rich, watercolor effect. His hundreds of poster designs were well-loved by all of France, including some famous artists. Paul Cezanne once said, "I should like to do decorative landscapes like Hugo d'Alesi, yes, with my small sensibility".

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.

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