About this poster
Since 1913, the Loetschberg Railway Tunnel has created a direct link between Bern and the Rhone Valley, its car-train providing the only direct route for the mountainous 9-mile stretch other than traversing the peaks of the Loetschberg by foot. Originating at Kanderstag in the north and continuing on to Goppenstein, this tunnel opened up picturesque alpine valleys, such as the Loetschental, which to that point had remained cut off from the outside world. The composition of Colombi's poster has all the feeling of a painting, which makes it not only a most effective promotion for the railroad, but an artistic achievement of merit as well.
Artist: Plinio Colombi
Plinio Colombi was born in 1873 in Ravecchia and died in 1951 in Spiez. After starting to study architecture in Winterthur, he changed to applied arts. After a stay in Paris in 1897, he settled in Berne and worked as a freelance artist from 1899. He admired Arnold Böcklin and especially Ferdinand Hodler. Colombi specialised in mountain and winter landscapes and was particularly inspired by the Bernese Alps. His l... more
Plinio Colombi was born in 1873 in Ravecchia and died in 1951 in Spiez. After starting to study architecture in Winterthur, he changed to applied arts. After ...
- Poster No.: 2216
- Company: Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon-Bahn, BLS - Lötschbergbahn Bern, CH
- Brand:LÖTSCHBERG, Tunnel, CH
- Printer: Brügger AG, Meiringen, CH
- Size: 100 x 64 cm / 39.4 x 25.2″
- Printing technique:Lithograph in colours
Excellent. Picture preserved completely. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges. Mounted on acid-free linen.