About this poster
The Gotthard railway line was opened in 1882 and electrified in 1922 by Brown, Boveri & Cie. This beautiful stone lithograph by the Ticinese artist Daniele Buzzi features a picturesque view of a new electric Be 4/6 locomotive crossing the Kerstelenbach bridge, the longest bridge on the northern ramp of the Gotthard railway. This decorative poster is particularly compelling thanks to its bold colouring and is a perfect example of the craft of lithography.
Artist: Daniele Buzzi
Daniele Buzzi was born in Locarno in 1890 and died in Lausanne in 1974. He studied at the engineering school (Technikum) in Winterthur and then worked at Oerlikon-Bührle. From 1927 he was employed in Lausanne at the electric power company of Western Switzerland, where he worked as an engineer, technician and architect until 1963. From 1931 to 1936 he was involved in the first Grande Dixence Dam project. Daniele B... more
Daniele Buzzi was born in Locarno in 1890 and died in Lausanne in 1974. He studied at the engineering school (Technikum) in Winterthur and then worked at Oer ...
- Poster No.: 971
- Company: Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, SBB CFF FFS, Bern, CH
- Brand:Gotthardbahn - Gotthard Railway
- Printer: J.C. Müller AG, Zürich
- Size: 102 x 64 cm / 40.2 x 25.2″
- Printing technique:Stone lithograph in colours
Very good condition. Picture preserved completely. Wrinkles and small tears, if any, restricted to edges.
- Publications:Daniele Buzzi 1890-1974
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