|Artist: Franz Laskoff
Item: R. 39
Title: Costina's Coffee Co.
(Slight white blemish seen over "T")
from the "Ricordi Portfolio"
in Italy 1914. View entire collection (70)
Presented in 16 in x 20 in acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels.
Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:|| 10 in x 14 in|
| || 25.5 cm x 35.5 cm|
This is a selection from the very rare commemorative portfolio published by the
renowned Italian printer Ricordi in 1914. The portfolio consisted of 70 lithographic
plates (smaller versions) of Ricordi's greatest posters printed between 1895 and
1914. Many of the images in the series are so rare that they can be found today
in no other format. In the 1870s, Ricordi opened an in-house lithography shop
to promote its operas and sheet music business. Ricordi quickly became the leading
lithographer in Italy and by 1895 was creating posters for other clients such
as Campari, the Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera, and the Mele Department store
of Naples. Under the tutelage of Adolfo Hohenstein,
a brilliant stable of artists emerged at Ricordi. Artists including Cappiello,
Caldanzano, Cavaleri, Dudovich, Laskoff, Metlicovitz and Mataloni brought Art
Nouveau, known as Stile Liberty in Italy, to a world class level. Much like the
famous Maitre de L'Affiche series created
by Cheret in Paris, this portfolio celebrated
the rise of the poster - which in Italy was almost single-handedly accomplished