Size: 23.5 x 31 inches
Artist: Dola, Georges
George Dola (1872-1950) was a masterful posterist specializing in opera posters. Produced for an operetta in three acts, from an adaptation by Mrs. Leon UHL and Jean Marietti with Music by Oscar Strauss, the poster was printed by Max Eschig & Company in Paris in 1927. It is signed in the stone by the artist, and we particularly like the shadow of Napoleon in the wagon's interior.
The title La Térésina is a play on The Battle of Beresina took place from 26 to 29 November 1812, between the French army of Napoleon, retreating after his invasion of Russia and crossing the Berezina near Borisov, Belarus. The battle ended with a mixed outcome: the French suffered very heavy losses but managed to cross the river and avoid being trapped. Since then "Bérézina" has been used in French as a synonym for "disaster" or as the saying « C'est une Bérézina ». The phrase can be equated to "It's a Waterloo," describing a bitter defeat or lost cause.
La Teresina was created in 1929, is linen backed, measures 23.5 x 31 and is in excellent condition.