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PAUL BERTHON’S ART NOUVEAU LITHO OF QUEEN WILHELMINA 1901

The French graphic artist Paul Berthon (1872-1909) was known for his beautiful art nouveau posters and litho’s of women.

In 1901 he made this portrait of the young Queen Wilhelmina and he called it Sa Tres Gracieuse Majeste La Reine Wilhelmine.

It shows Wilhelmina as a young , resolute queen of the Netherlands, with a lace bonnet and a background of dutch landscape and tulips and windmills.

This portrait of the queen in Friesian Dutch costume was very popular and the image was used of ceramic plates, posters, postcards etc.

Here some examples:

original litho in art nouveau frame
Original litho in art nouveau frame

pyrography plate

Pyrography plate
ceramic Dutch plate
Ceramic Dutch plate
French LIMOGES plate
French LIMOGES plate

French LIMOGES plate

French LIMOGES plate