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Ludek Marold
Original color lithographic poster, printed by Lemercier, Paris, France circa 1895. Condition: Fine (B+) light folds with some minor repairs, backed on linen.
Sheet size: 58 H. X 42.15 W.
In this finely rendered yet subtly humorous poster, we see two well-dressed businessmen engaged in a lively debate all the while enjoying a cigar and a beer. Given the stack of saucers on the table, it seems like this discussion has been going on for a while; each plate represents one beer.

Created by the Czech artist Ludek Marol, this poster advertises La Meuse, the French beer from Bar-le-Duc on the Meuse River. Marold was perfect for this assignment confessing that as a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, all he studied was good beer!

By the 1920's, Bieres de la Meuse was one of the largest breweries remaining in the area. Today you can still enjoy Biere de la Meuse as a part of the largest brewing company in Europe, Societe Europenne de Brasserie (S.E.B.).
Reference: Wine Spectator 157
Inventory #11063

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