By Armand Rassenfosse Belgian (1862-1934)
Original lithograph from the Les Maitres de l'Affiche series
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1900
11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in
"Arguably the finest poster on the subject of wrestling ever seen. For a tournament in Liege, Rassenfosse applies a strong graphic approach with the striking image of the wrestlers, who virtually emerge from the poster frame, rendered in deep colours and flat planes to contrast against an impressionist rendering of spectators providing the background. Minguet makes the interesting observation that the interlocked bodies of the wrestlers perfectly parallel the lines of the artist's monogram!"
(Rennert, PAI-XXVI, 512)