Artist: Guiseppe Boano Italian (1872-1938)
Title: Theatre Royal de Turin
Plate: PL. 192
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
"As Vittorio notes in the Modern Poster: 'In Italy in the last century operas were the beneficiaries of poster advertising. They were usually ornamented with rococo decoration and sometimes engravings representing the principal characters.' Furthermore it is by means of the opera poster that we can follow the evolution of the beginnings of advertising art in Italy…While the artistic poster was dying in France, in Italy new talents, 'like strong children who have suckled good milk and then overpowered their nurses' (as Crauzat exclaims a little emphatically in L'Estampe et L'Affiche), surpassed their Parisian masters" (Weill, p.84)
Boano's poster for Torino's Royal Theatre (opera house) of a bare shouldered young lady passionately playing a wonderfully ornate harp is set against a stylized background. His subtle colouring and style embodies the Italian temperament.