This stunning travel poster advertises Vicenza in the region of Venice, Italy, as an alluring tourist destination. The work was designed by Tullio Silvestri (1880-1963) in the 1930s and was printed in Italy. The bottom quarter of the work denotes the city as Vicenza along with the country "Italia" and the region "Venezia." The design features an elegantly dressed couple courting on a balcony overlooking the architecture of the Basilica designed by architect Andrea Palladio. The artist's signature is visible at top left in the lithographic stone.
Just a short distance from the famed city of Venice, Italy, sits the charming city of Vicenza. The Italian city is rich with history, culture, and elegant buildings, including that of 16th century architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Palladio's work is showcased here in this early 20th century travel poster advertising the city. The poster features the Basilica Palladiana at center in the middle of the Piazza dei Signori. The Basilica is renowned for its loggia, with one of the first examples of Palladian windows, and its historic Torre della Bissara clock tower. Silvestri has adopted a Baroque style in the rendering of the figures at bottom left; their elaborate dress dates to a far earlier period.
This poster was one of a series produced by the Italian Tourist Bureau (ENIT), which frequently worked in cooperation with the Italian State Railway System (FS). This "City of Palladio" was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Overall very good condition considering age and use. Coloring is vibrant. Minimal wear, with small tears that have been repaired at bottom margin. Framed according to conservation standards in a custom black frame.
Framed dimensions: 43"H x 30 1/2"W x 1 1/2"D
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