Jean Dupas Advertising Lithograph in Colours Poster for Arnold Constable

Jean Dupas advertising lithograph in colours for Arnold Constable. France 1928. Signed: "Jean Dupas Paris 1928" and marked "Made in France Tolmer Paris". In the sophisticated Art Deco style that was a hallmark of Dupas work, the fashion poster was commissioned by the Arnold Constable department storeand  depicting three women, dressed in the fashions of the past, present, and future, amid lush, slightly surrealistic scenery. Arnold Constable & Company was a department store chain in the New York City metropolitan area. At one point it was the oldest department store in America, operating for over 150 years from its founding in 1825 to its closing in 1975 Jean Dupas intervenes, like many artists of the time, in the most varied fields. In 1923 and 1924, he worked on orders from the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, as well as on cartons for the Manufacture des Gobelins. He designs for major fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. In 1925, he sent an oil on canvas, Les Perruches, to the Exhibition of Decorative Arts where it was very noticed8. In 1927, he designed the Max fur catalog for the Draeger printer. He was a member of the Sacred Art Workshops, after 1919, in the wake of Maurice Denis and George Desvallières, and participated in the revival of frescoes. In this capacity, he worked on the decoration of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Paris10, collaborating, among others, with the Lyon painter Louis Bouquet, organizer of the Salon de l'Afrique at the Palais des Colonies in Paris. He also creates posters for the Grands Magasins Dufayel. At that time he lived at 19, boulevard de Port-Royal in Paris.

30 in.
47 in.
Good overall condition

Circa 1928