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ADOLFO DE KAROLIS (1874-1928)
27 1/2x19 1/2 inches, 69 3/4x49 3/4 cm. L. Chappuis, Bologne. Condition B+: small replaced losses and repaired tears at edges; minor creases and abrasions in margins and image. Framed.
Primarily a painter, whose work was influenced by Burke-Jones and the pre-Raphaelites, de Karolis is barely known as a poster artist. Here, in his poster promoting Turin's 1911 International Exhibition of Industry and Trade, he uses a nearly identical image to that employed by Metlicovitz for the same event (see Swann sale 2133, lot 100). The only difference between the posters is that Metlicovitz's allegory was of only two men, while de Karolis depicts three. Bolaffi p. 73.