47: Fernand Clément & Cie. 1895
Artist: PAL (Jean de Paléologue, 1860-1942) Size: 42 3/8 x 59 in./107.8 x 150.2 cm Imp. Paul Dupont, Paris "The voluptuous beauty in ecstasy expresses the feeling of unrestrained freedom which the bicycle could bring into a 19th-century woman's life. Now able to cover distances under their own power, women felt there was a whole new frontier opening to them, as indeed there was. Pal gives the euphoria palpable substance" (Gold, p. 48).
B/ Slight tears at folds & edges.