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Jean Morax Eleanor of Aquitaine Swiss Theater Poster


An original Swiss lithograph poster, circa 1910, by Jean Morax for the play, Alienor, French for Eleanor (of Acquitaine), written by René Morax with music by Gustave Doret, a 'legend' in five acts, lasting from 2 to 5 1/2 hours (!), in Arts and Crafts period medieval revival style, depicting 2 figures, one with a harp, in an autumnal landscape of golden leaved birch trees, rolling farmland and an expansive walled city in the distance. Printed by J. Mangenat, Lausanne, Switzerland, with pencil inscription from the artist to a Monsieur Ritter, in the upper right corner. René Morax was best known as a playwright who also founded the Theatre du Jorat where he staged historically based plays and revived a tradition of popular theater, introducing folk-themed music by well-known composers, including Arthur Honegger and Gustave Doret. Some foxing on edges. Overall very clean with fresh, bright colors. New high quality archival framing with UV resistant plexiglass.


  • Creator
    J. Morax (Designer)
  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
    Arts and Crafts
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    New, archival framing. Scattered foxing in upper right corner(magnified in photos). Fresh, bright colors, no rips, tears, no light or water damage of any kind. new museum quality framing.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 39 in. x W 28.88 in. x D 2 in.H 99.06 cm x W 73.36 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Seller Location
    Essex, MA
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