The Rhaetian Railway – Grisons – Switzerland, Ernst Emil Schlatter
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The Rhaetian Railway – Grisons – Switzerland

Artist: Ernst Emil Schlatter
Year: 1911
Size: 105 x 72 cm / 41.3 x 28.3″

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The Rhaetian Railways is the highest north-south rail crossing in the Alps cuts through canton Grisons from Thusis up the Albula Valley, through the Engadine, over the Bernina Pass and down Val Poschiavo to Tirano in Italy. The route is a masterpiece of railway engineering that fits remarkably into the romantically rugged terrain, and is an excellent choice for the UNESCO list, which is designed to protect and conservate exceptional natural phenomena and cultural achievements (Swiss Magazine, Hot Spots in Switzerland, June 2013). The delightful poster compositions by Emil Schlatter reveal the artist’s skill in lithography and love of painting, which he taught at the Zurich School of Arts and Crafts. Warm colours are combined harmoniously to create a wonderful autumnal atmosphere. This rarity is a perfect stone lithograph printed professionally at Wolfensberger.

Artist: Ernst Emil Schlatter

Ernst Emil Schlatter was born in 1883 and studied the craft of lithography in Zurich and Stuttgart. He returned to his native city of Zurich around 1910 to work for Wolfensberger Lithographic Institute (Graphische Anstalt Wolfensberger), where he introduced several important innovations in the application of stone lithography to poster art. Between 1917 and 1920, Schlatter taught lithography and landscape painting... more

Ernst Emil Schlatter was born in 1883 and studied the craft of lithography in Zurich and Stuttgart. He returned to his native city of Zurich around 1910 to wo ...

rk for Wolfensberger Lithographic Institute (Graphische Anstalt Wolfensberger), where he introduced several important innovations in the application of stone lithography to poster art. Between 1917 and 1920, Schlatter taught lithography and landscape painting... more
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