Martigny-Orsières Railway – Great St. Bernard, Albert Jacques Marc Muret
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Martigny-Orsières Railway – Great St. Bernard

Artist: Albert Jacques Marc Muret
Year: 1916
Size: 101 x 71 cm / 39.8 x 28″

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This rare vintage poster by Albert Muret showing a group of monks skiing down from the ancient hospice at the top of the Great St. Bernard Pass advertised the railway from Martigny to Orsières. Charmingly designed in coloured-pencil technique and finely printed as a stone lithograph. A rare and emotional historical document from a time when skiers were considered to be rather exotic!

Artist: Albert Jacques Marc Muret

Albert Muret was born in Morges in 1874. He studied at the Ecole des Arts Industriels in Geneva and then in Paris from 1894 to 1899. In 1902 he moved to Lens in the Valais. His friends the painter René Auberjonois and the writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz regularly spent time with him there, and he was even visited by the composer Igor Stravinsky. Thanks to the work of these artists, the town of Lens became famous. ... more

Albert Muret was born in Morges in 1874. He studied at the Ecole des Arts Industriels in Geneva and then in Paris from 1894 to 1899. In 1902 he moved to Lens ...

in the Valais. His friends the painter René Auberjonois and the writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz regularly spent time with him there, and he was even visited by the composer Igor Stravinsky. Thanks to the work of these artists, the town of Lens became famous. ... more
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