Absinthe Robette by Henri Privat-Livemont
Absinthe Robette by Henri Privat-Livemont

Absinthe Robette

Absinthe Robette c1896 by Belgium Artist Henri Privat-Livemont (1861 – 1936); best known for his Art Nouveua Posters

This is an Art Nouveua illustraion of a beautiful young lady with brown and orange hair, wearing what might be considered a white-yellow see through negligee, with a mythological appearance.

She is standing looking towards the heavens with her arms lifted up high holding tall glass that is filled with the yellow Absinthe Elixir as an offering to the heavens or gods.

In the background and in the surrounding area is an assortment of green plants that look cloud like rising towards the heavens as well; while in the upper left of the art nouveau illustration are the words Absinthe Robette.

Absinthe was a popular drink that was enjoyed by both men and women and it was derived from the leaves of the Artemisia Absinthium (Wormwood) plant; and it was a high alcoholic spirit that was consumed from the 1800s to 1915, when it was banned as it was claimed that the oil of the plant acted as a narcotic in high doses and was habit forming.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase as a metal print online.

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