Poster for Absinthe Blanqui Maquette
Absinthe Poster of a preliminary sketch (or maquette) in ink, pastel and watercolour for one of the most famous of all Absinthe posters, Absinthe Blanqui's smiling redhead, printed sometime between 1898 and 1901. The printer was L. Revon et Cie and the artist's signature 'Nover' - probably Revon himself. The same artist was responsible for the well-known Absinthe Vichet poster, also printed by Revon et Cie. The maquette has the girl in profile, gazing upwards at the glass of Absinthe. She is facing left rather than right as in the poster, but her green dress, the sinuous green ribbons surrounding her and the serpent clasp around her arm are all echoed in the final version; original poster size 49 x 32cm.