Aug 05 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2577 -

Sale 2577 - Lot 251

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

CANDIDO ARAGONESE DE FARIA (1849-1911)

CACHAT'S - MAJESTIC / CHAMONIX - MONT - BLANC. Circa 1910.


46 1/2x63 inches, 118x160 cm. Atelier Faria, Paris.
Condition A: minor creases in image. Framed.

This majestic hotel was the subject of two posters by Faria - this summer image and a sister piece showing a nearly identical view in the winter time. In this version, the gardens are in full bloom, international flags fly from the top of the hotel and couples stroll and get ready to play tennis, surrounded by the splendor of the Alpine region. The building, which still exists, is no longer a hotel but the Chamonix Congress Hall. Alpi 24, Hillion p. 198, Voyage p. 109, Tennis p. 47, Luxusreisen p. 111, L'Affiche Tennis (28).