While nothing beats drinking wine, we are fond of more than a few wine-related activities: repurposing (our sizable pile of) leftover corks, recycling wine labels, reading about wine, and writing sentences about wine. We also love wine related art, including the six prints and paintings below. We think they would all look wonderful on our walls or yours.
From 1926, Authentic Chablis, by Henry Le Monnier. The price? You’ll have to ask the folks at the International Poster Gallery.
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Photographer Andrew Fare snapped this photo near Notre Dame, in Paris. The sepia-toned photo is “[p]art of a series of images trying to capture the remnants of vintage Paris.” Get it in several different formats at Fine Art America.
If you want the full story on the 6 Noble Grapes (who doesn’t?), you can read all about them here. If not, let us explain why the Noble Grapes print is on our wall:
These grapes are the gateway drugs. They are most people’s first taste of what it means to fall in love with wine. They are our first love.
You can buy this poster from Scorpio Collections for $2,199.99. Here are the details:
A beautiful Art Deco poster realized by L. Gadoud in the 1930’s, to advertise the French wine brand “Vins Camp Romain”. To support its name, the designer depicted 3 Roman soldiers who hold the 3 types of wines that they manufacture: red, white, and rose.
Another gem from Scorpio Collections, this print goes for $699.99. You can find less than a dozen bottles of Grand Cru Burgundy under the Henri de Bahezre label over at Cellar Tracker and Wine-Searcher. Although Henri de Bahezre was apparently a well-regarded négociant around the time this poster was produced (the turn of the century), the name isn’t common today.
The Oyster Lunch, painted in 1735 by Jean-François of Troy is pure decadence. Here’s the story:
King Louis XV commissioned this painting in 1735 for the Château of Versailles Small Apartments’ dining room, known as the hunting returns, which explains the lack of female characters. The gentlemen are eating oysters – which became very popular in the eighteenth century – in sterling silverware. They are also drinking Champagne, which Dom Perignon created during the late seventeenth century near Epernay; servants and guests follow the cork with their eyes, which can be seen in the middle of the left column. The glasses are placed upside down in glass wall shelves, the wine rests in a wine cooler in the center.
You can view the painting at the Musée Condé in Chantilly, France.
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