Lot 54: ADOLFO HOHENSTEIN (1854-1928). MONACO / EXPOSITION ET CONCOURS DE CANOTS AUTOMOBILES. 1900. 47x32 inches, 119x81 cm. G. Ricordi & C., M
January 26, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
ADOLFO HOHENSTEIN (1854-1928) MONACO / EXPOSITION ET CONCOURS DE CANOTS AUTOMOBILES. 1900.
47x32 inches, 119 1/2x81 1/4 cm. G. Ricordi & C., Milan.
Condition A-: repaired tears in margins, some into image; creases along unobtrusive vertical and horizontal folds. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
An attractive young motorboat pilot, whose dress flows seamlessly out of the foreground of the poster, navigates her craft through the Monte Carlo Bay, which is filled with motorboats of all types. The canopy of her vessel and the ropes holding it down provide a decorative, almost vegetal, border. Ricordi 168, Manifesti Italiani p. 67, Azur 244, Maitres 1900 p. 124.