Lot 63: DANTE (HARRY AUGUST JANSEN). Thurston Presents Dante. Europes Magician.
February 4, 2017
Chicago, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Cleveland: The Otis Lithograph Co., ca. 1922. Three-sheet poster depicts a winged devil, back to the viewer, which dominates the poster, its balance filled with bust portraits of Dante gazing at other demons, animals, and imps, with portraits of Kellar and Thurston in the upper right and left corners. 40 ½ x 78 ½". Minor abrasions, closed tears, and losses restored; B. Uncommon. The posters produced for Dante that describe him as Europes Magician were produced just after he returned to the stage under the auspices of Howard Thurston. The Otis Lithograph Co. produced nearly all of Thurstons posters, and as such, printed Dantes with a similar look and design.