Poster of Centenaire de Monte-Carlo 1866-1966


Cecil Beaton.

Imp. Monégasque. Monte-Carlo. 1966. Colour lithographic poster. 620 x 420mm. 0.5kg. . Very good; slight wear to paper, crease to top left corner, slight crease to top right corner, crease to lower right corner with slight soiling; small blue crayon mark to verso, not visible from recto.

The district of Monte-Carlo was founded in 1866. To mark its centenary in 1966, Cecil Beaton was commissioned to create a poster illustrating the theatrical celebrations. Three opulent figures in Edwardian and twentieth-century dress look down from a terrace on a crowd of revellers. The background is filled with the Monte-Carlo Casino and a sky of exploding fireworks. The whole is framed by dramatic curtains, statues and flowers.