Size: 16.5 x 23.5 inches
About The Poster: A little information about the history of tobacco from the unapologetic site of the Scandinavian Tobacco Group: "The spread of tobacco across Europe was rapid, originally driven by its use as a medicine. Its greatest champion was the 16th Century French queen Catherine de Medici, who was prescribed it by her physician Jean Nicot (hence the word “nicotine”) in the form of snuff as a cure for her frequent and severe migraines. Sure enough, the sneezing it caused expelled the painful “evil spirits”. But that wasn’t all – Catherine enjoyed sniffing snuff so much that she took it up fulltime, to be followed first by her court and then the upwardly mobile middle classes throughout France, Portugal and Spain."
This exhibition poster, for a show about tobacco and matches (which are often collected) at the Paris Galerie du Seita is in very good condition (minor ruffling on the left side border - please see photos - which will disappear when this poster is framed).