Penfield, Harper's May DFP 344, 1895

This original literary poster for Harper's May 1895 issue is illustrated with a Spring scene of a lady walking through a field of grazing sheep.


Artist Edward Penfield, Harper's art director, designed a poster each month between 1894 and 1899. He introduced the art poster to Americans after the French had popularized advertising posters as the "art of the people" in the streets of Paris.

Lithograph, Unbacked, 13 x 17 inches
Original vintage posters are rare and availability is subject to prior sale.

 

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