This poster, produced for the 1978 International Meeting of Fine Art Dealers in Washington, features prominently one of Claude Weisbuch's dynamic images: Le Condottiere. It is an original color lithograph advertising his new works, and is one of only twenty-five that bears the artist's signature in the lower right. In line with Weisbuch's interest in the Renaissance and Baroque in Europe, this image looks back to the early modern period. Condottieri were Italian captains that were tasked with leading armies for kings and popes in wars of religion. Weisbuch brings out the energy of the horse and rider, both leaning dramatically to one side. The horse seems to snarl at the viewer as it rears and the Condettiere sits firm and strong, unmoved by the power of the horse.
Poster Size: 29 3/4"x21 1/8"
Frame Size: 38"x29 5/8"
Signed and dated lower right
Inscribed "Stand 11401" lower right
International Meeting of Fine Art Dealers logo, lower right
Inscribed "Vision Nouvelle" lower left
Publisher inscription "Atellier Gourdon - Paris" bottom center
Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, and housed in a gold finish wood moulding