Oct 15, 2020 - Sale 2547

Sale 2547 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

ALEX W. DIGGELMANN (1902-1987)


40x25 1/4 inches, 101 1/2x64 cm. Gebr. Fretz, Zurich.
Condition B+: small tears at edges; creases at edges and in image. Paper. Framed.

Diggelmann opened his own studio at the beginning of the 1930s. He specialized in sports and tourism posters, working for fashionable resorts like Gstaad, Klosters, St. Moritz and Interlaken. His varied oeuvre included classical and stylized landscapes, the famous white rabbit of St. Moritz, Neue Sachlichkeit and more. Here, he employs an elegant, mannerist, Art Deco style. Taking a cue from the depicted mountain, the Jungfrau (Young Woman), he portrays the outline of a woman's head, rouge and lipstick meticulously applied, with a strand of pearls around her neck, all against a metallic silver rendition of the surrounding mountains. This is the smaller version, in German. Paradis p. 193.