1932 – Andre Leducq – 2X Tour de France Winner – Alcyon Bicycles

$1,850.00

This poster is an original first printing, not a reproduction.

Along with his French teammates’ power, Andre Leducq was part of a core group of riders who ruled the road in the 1920s and 1930s. A two-time winner of the Tour de France in 1930 and 1932, Leducq was immensely popular with the fans, particularly the ladies. Leducq, like Jean Alavoine, was a perennial Tour de France stage winner. He amassed an incredible 25 stage wins at the Tour, placing him 4th on the all-time list. With the colors, edge style, and text layout, this Art Deco poster from France has a distinctly Spanish feel.

This poster has been archivally and professionally linen-backed . Virtually all original vintage posters of this era were viewed as temporary advertising and were printed on fragile, thin paper. While expensive, linen backing is a conservation method used to mount, stabilize, preserve, and protect vintage posters so they can be displayed or framed without compromising value.

Artist: Jean Alexander Josse (1900-1976)

Year: 1932

Size: 31x47in / 79x119cm – Linen Backed Archival Mounting

Printer: Affiches Gaillard, Paris

Condition: Excellent with slight toning. Linen Backed Archival Mounting

This is a one of a kind item; please review the photos carefully to determine the condition.

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Description

Vintage posters are the original form of advertising. These posters, made to advertise products, were never intended to last; they were hung outdoors, rained on, and eventually torn down or covered up. The early process of stone lithography created beautiful images, but quantities were small; generally, only 2,000 to 3,000 were printed. The examples that have survived are those that were not displayed; they are the extras that didn’t get used.

By the 1950s, posters were being printed using processes much more technologically advanced than labor-intensive stone lithography. Modern Era Posters are crisp, vibrant, and capture the riders at the perfect moment in time. Official race posters have bold color schemes that jump off the wall. From its roots in the second half of the 1800s, contemporary posters continue to tell the ever-evolving story of cycling.

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This is a one of a kind item, please review the photos carefully to determine condition.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs