|Artist: Adolfo Hohenstein
Title: Corriere della Sera
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.
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| Sheet Size:|| 10 in x 14 in|
| || 25.5 cm x 35.5 cm|
|Price: $475.00 USD Now
Date published 22 May1915
"Hohenstein spent his whole career with Ricordi the great
Italian publishing company. He began working there in 1889 designing
sheet music covers for operas. Shortly thereafter he became art director
of the firm and began to design posters. He had a large influence
on the young artists who joined the studio (Metlicovitz, Dudovitch,
Capiello, Laskoff, and others) many of whom went on to great renown.
After work in the early 1890s, which clearly shows the influence of
Jules Cheret, Hohenstein's work, incorporating elements of Mucha's
art, began to find its own flamboyant style" (Swann)
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