|Artist: Leonetto Cappiello
Title: Magazzini Italiani
from the "Ricordi Portfolio"
in Italy 1914. View entire collection (70)
Presented in 16 in x 20 in acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels.
Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
See our Terms of Sale
| Sheet Size:|| 10 in x 14 in|
| || 25.5 cm x 35.5 cm|
|Price: $1050.00 USD
Now $850 Rare
"Of the four posters Cappiello created for the Mele department
store in Naples, Italy, this is the only one presented as a single-sheet
design. Unlike the others in which the women are grounded in or around
the shop, here she is literally skipping through the air, overjoyed
by her purchases."(Rennert)
This is a selection from the very rare commemorative portfolio published
by the renowned Italian printer Ricordi in 1914. The portfolio consisted
of 70 lithographic plates (smaller versions) of Ricordi's greatest
posters printed between 1895 and 1914. Many of the images in the series
are so rare that they can be found today in no other format. In the
1870s, Ricordi opened an in-house lithography shop to promote its
operas and sheet music business. Ricordi quickly became the leading
lithographer in Italy and by 1895 was creating posters for other clients
such as Campari, the Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera, and the
Mele Department store of Naples. Under the tutelage of Adolfo Hohenstein,
a brilliant stable of artists emerged at Ricordi. Artists including
Cappiello, Caldanzano, Cavaleri, Dudovich, Laskoff, Metlicovitz and
Mataloni brought Art Nouveau, known as Stile Liberty in Italy, to
a world class level. Much like the famous Maitre
de L'Affiche series created by Cheret
in Paris, this portfolio celebrated the rise of the poster - which
in Italy was almost single-handedly accomplished by Ricordi.