Artist: LOUIS GALICE (1864-1935)
Size: 33 3/4 x 48 7/8 in./85.6 x 124 cm
Printer: Affiches Louis Galice, Paris
Reference: Ref: PAI-LI, 326
Key Words: Circus; Horses
Cirque d’Hiver. ca. 1890.
Louis Galice was a noted chronicler of the Montmartre scene, and this is one of his most famous posters: for good reason. It's a perfect balancing act between charm, amazement and downright mayhem at the Cirque d'Hiver, the oldest permanent circus in the world – a favorite of Toulouse-Lautrec's, and still operational today! The raven-haired equestrienne, impossibly balanced on the rump of her black stallion, thoroughly steals the show.