Large certificate presented to Justin Mournet for winning the Silver Medal for Wine at the 1904 St. Louis World Fair. Great image of Lady Liberty receiving offerings. Engraved by Will Low.
Lower left, engraved by ‘Will H. Low 1904’.
Paper is toned. Couple of small worm holes at top. some small creases.
20 ⅜” x 25”.
Will Hicok Low (1853 – 1932) or Will Hicock Low was an American artist, muralist, and writer on art. In 1873 he entered the atelier of Jean-Léon Gérôme in the École des Beaux Arts at Paris, subsequently joining the classes of Carolus-Duran, with whom he remained until 1877. Returning to New York, he became a member of the Society of American Artists in 1878 and of the National Academy of Design in 1890.
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World's Fair, was an international exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, from April 30 to December 1, 1904. Local, state, and federal funds totaling $15 million were used to finance the event. More than 60 countries and 43 of the 45 American states maintained exhibition spaces at the fair, which was attended by nearly 19.7 million people.