Artist: F. Hugo D'Alesi French, Romanian (1849-1906)
Plate: PL. 171
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
Price: $450.00 Rare
"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 truly spectacular…"(Rennert, PAI-XXV, 157)