Paris-Brest-Paris Original Vintage Bicycle Poster by Brun
SIZE: 43 x 59.5"
Original A- Condition Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Linen backed
This poster is from the second running of PBP in 1901. It started as a race run every ten years. The rider pictured is Maurice Garin who two years later would go on to win the first Tour de France.PAL (Jean de Paleologue) (1860-1942) was born in Bucharest, Romania. He was a distant descendant of Manuel Paleologue (Palaiologos) who was brother of Constantine XI, the last of the Byzantine Emperors. Jean de Paleologue was a real prince! After living in London, he moved to Paris in 1893 and was known for his posters of beautiful women. In 1900 he moved to the United States and worked in applied graphics including Vanity Fair. Later he developed ads and publicity for the automobile, film and animation industries. Prince Paleolgue died in Miami at the age of 82 leaving his fourth wife and a son, the last of the line, Prince Ion Alessandro Paleologue.