Georges "Sem" Goursat

1863-1934, French

"Pour la liberté du monde. Souscrivez á l'emprunt national á la Banque Nationale de Crédit," 1917

Lithograph in colors on paper under glass
From the edition of unknown size
Signed with the printed signature in the image at lower right: SEM; Devambez, Paris, pub.
Sight: 45.5" H x 29.5" W

  • Notes: Known simply as "Sem," this French belle époque artist's full name was Georges Goursat. The title translates as, "For the freedom of the world. Subscribe to the National Loan at the Banque Nationale de Crédit."
  • Condition: Fair to Good condition. The colors slightly attenuated. An approximately 8" long, mostly-horizontal, surface scuff in the green water near the lower right corner, not affecting the lettering or the figure. A pea-sized hole in the lower section of the black border at right. Creases, scuffs, edge tears, and old damp and other staining confined mostly to the black printed border on all sides. Paper losses at the tips of the lower sheet corners, confined to the black borders, not affecting the color portion of the image. Not examined out of the frame.

    Frame: 48.5" H x 32.5" W x 1.5" D

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