Raoul Dufy


Raoul Dufy Tapestries Lithograph, 1948

An original poster for the Raoul Dufy Tapestries exhibition of Gobelin Tapestries in Paris. There are only very few exhibition posters which were edited during the artists’ lifetime. Here is one of 1948, published for the exposition of a collection of tapestries made by the renowned Manufacture des Gobelins in Paris. The illustration for the poster was lithographed by Mourlot after the original by Dufy “La Seine, l’Oise et la Marne”.

Medium: Original exhibition lithograph

Year: 1948

Edition: Impressions printed on thin structured paper from a small edition

Dimensions: 63,5 x 45,5 cm

Printer: Mourlot Paris, their printing mark on the bottom centre

Dufy was a painter and designer noted for his brightly coloured and highly decorative scenes of luxury and pleasure. He was associated with the Fauvist movement and is best known for depicting recreational scenes, such as horse races and regattas. He also worked as an illustrator and printmaker, creating whimsically drawn etchings and lithographs in the 1920s and ‘30s.