About this poster
The painter Leopoldo Metlikovitz, who worked at the Ricordi printing house in Milan, was one of Italy’s greatest and most versatile poster artists. This allegorical poster won a competition organised to announce the opening of the Simplon tunnel in 1906, which provided the first direct rail link between Northern Europe and Italy. The image shows Mercury riding on the fender of a train emerging from the tunnel, gazing towards the city of Milan far ahead. Of the two sizes in which this poster is available, this is the smaller format. A beautiful, rare original from a true Italian master of Art Nouveau poster art.
Artist: Leopoldo Metlikovitz
The Italian poster designer Leopoldo Metlicovitz was trained at Hohenstein in the Ricordi studios. He quickly became an independent master of graphic design, creating over 100 posters for commercial products, exhibitions, travel destinations, operas and the film industry during his career. Metlicovitz was one of the most versatile poster artists and was able to change his style from delicate Art Nouveau paintings ... more
The Italian poster designer Leopoldo Metlicovitz was trained at Hohenstein in the Ricordi studios. He quickly became an independent master of graphic design, ...
- Poster No.: 1660
- Company: unbekannt - no indication
- Brand:SIMPLON, Tunnel, CH
- Printer: G. Ricordi + C.ia, Mailand, IT
- Size: 99 x 68 cm / 39 x 26.8″
- Printing technique:Stone lithograph in colours
Very good condition. Picture preserved. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges. Mounted on acid-free Japanese vellum.
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