"Reine de Joie"
Lithograph in colour, 1892. printed by Ancourt, Paris, on two joined sheets of wove paper, printed by Ancourt, with the Republique Française inkstamp. I: 140.5 x 92.5 cm, S: 142.5 x 95.5 cm.
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
7 547 - 9 434 EUR
Wittrock P3, Delteil 342, Adhemar, Adriani 5.
This colorful poster depicts the theme of the controversial author Victor Joseph's novel "Reine de Joie" ("Queen of Joy"). The story follows a young Parisian courtesan who convinced the wealthy Jewish banker Baron de Rosenfeld to compensate her with money in exchange for her services. Rosenfeld was a fictional character but was said to be loosely based on the real Baron de Rothschild, and Jozes drew up anti-Semitic stereotypes of the 1890s that characterized Jewish bankers as greedy, dishonest and unrefined. The poster and book caused great protests from Rothschild and his friends who erased and destroyed the poster that had been set up around Paris.
When is the viewing and the sale?
Viewing: May 28 – June 2 at Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat–Sun 11 AM – 5 PM
Auction: June 3 – 4 at Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm