"A travel masterpiece that has become one of the most sought
after of the entire Mâitre de l'Affiche collection"
The passion that is Venice, arguably the most romantic of all travel
destinations, is captured here, in all it's glory. It is a near perfect
evening as the soft hues of the setting sun turn the skies and waters
an emerald green, and set the familiar landmarks aglow. The gondola,
the symbol of Venice, and it's gondolier wait patiently, as two young
ladies place bouquets of flowers on a harbour light. The genius of
d'Alesi's design creates an alluring atmosphere of romance that beckons
us to board the Eastern Railroad line from Paris to Venice.
"Among the designers who did travel posters, d'Alesi was not
only the most prolific but, according to Alain Weill, also the most
meticulous. To get just the right shade of colour or minute detail
of the scene, he insisted on making the printer use many more plates
than customary, sometimes as many as 20. The results however are