Lot 87: WALTHER KOCH (1875-1915). DAVOS / INTERNATIONALE EISWETTLAUFEN. 1908. 39x29 inches, 99x74 cm. J.E. Wolfensberger, Zurich.
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
WALTHER KOCH (1875-1915) DAVOS / INTERNATIONALE EISWETTLAUFEN. 1908.
39 1/4x29 1/4 inches, 99 3/4x74 1/4 cm. J.E. Wolfensberger, Zurich.
Condition A / A-: minor repaired tears at edges; light foxing in lower text box.
On February 8th and 9th in 1908, the World All Round Speed Skating Championships were held in Davos, on Europe's largest natural ice rink. Koch captures the action against the backdrop of the mountains and the skating pavilion. The poster appears with different text variants filled in to the blank text box and was even used as late as 1910 to promote a separate skating event. Sportissimo p. 152 (var), Sports d'Hiver p. 57 (var), Swiss Winter Sports 41 (var), Touristik 32 (var).