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$ 2,475

Belle Epoque Italian Fashion Art Lithographic Poster by Marcello Dudovich

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Italy
Period 1900-1919
W. 24 in; H. 32 in; D. 1 in;
W. 60.96 cm; H. 81.28 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Condition Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Creation Date 1910
Description Italy has also produced some of the most beautiful fashion posters. Perhaps the most well-known is a series of posters for the Neapolitan department store E. & A. Mele, which commissioned about 185 large format poster designs between 1900 and 1914. Marcello Dudovich, often considered the greatest fashion poster artist of all time, created no fewer than 14 designs for Mele. One of the most elegant dates from circa 1910 and portrays a nattily-clad equestrian posing his pug for two admiring friends at the stables. Mele was instrumental in promoting aristocratic lifestyles and fashion to the rising middle class in Italy. This piece is also framed is acid free archival matting with a black lacquer frame.
Styles / Movements Other
Incollect Reference Number 417389
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