This is a fine art lithograph. It’s an original work of fine art which was produced at the prestigious S2 Atelier in New York City in 1997. It was inspired by a poster first created in 1896.These fine art lithographs are recreations of the original. Great care was taken to precisely re-create the artists original image. Most of the chromists hand draw directly onto specially prepared surfaces that are then transferred onto lithographic plates. Lithography involves creating hand drawn plates, one for each color, which are then ‘pulled’ through antique printing presses one color at a time. The resulting lithograph is in pure color, as opposed to the dot structure which occurs in the photographic process of modern printing. At the heart of the S2 Atelier are it’s two rare, French made Marinoni Voirin ‘editioning’ printing presses ‘ they both date back to the mid 19th century. These are the best fine art lithographs made in the industry today. You cannot find anything better than these. Van Caspel created only a few posters, and a couple of them, including Hinde- Rywielen” have become classics. The first poster designed by Van Caspel, for the machine and bicycle factory De Hinde, was an immediate success and became the example of Dutch poster art in various foreign collections. The poster’s flat unadorned patterns and bright simplicity echo the solitary enjoyment of bicycling. Van Caspel (1870-1928) was a portrait painter and furniture designer as well as a poster artist. Recently his posters toured museums in Holland, where he is regarded as the pioneer of Dutch poster art.”