Societe La Francaise Original Vintage Bicycle Poster by PAL
TITLE: Societe La Francaise
SIZE: 31.5 in. x 48 in.
Original A Condition Vintage Bicycle Poster linen backed
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.