About this poster
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 A rare and emotional historical document from a time when skiers were considered to be rather exotic!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 ...
- Poster No.: 3028
- Printer: Affiches Sonor S.A. Genève
- Size: 101 x 71 cm / 39.8 x 28″
- Printing technique:Stone lithograph in colours
Fairly good condition. Picture preserved. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges.
- Publications:A Century of Swiss Winter Sports Posters
Affiches de Sports d’Hiver
Affiches Valaisannes - Walliser Plakate
Das Plakat in der Schweiz
Das Schweizer Plakat - L‘affiche suisse - The Swiss Poster
Die Alpen auf Plakaten
Die Kunst des Skifahrens
Ferdinand Hodler und das Schweizer Künstlerplakat 1890-1920
Les Alpes à l’Affiche
The Art of Skiing - Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport
Touristikplakate der Schweiz - Affiches touristiques de la Suisse - Tourism Posters of Switzerland 1880-1940