Oct 26, 2017 - Sale 2459

Sale 2459 - Lot 86

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
39 1/4x27 1/2 inches, 99 3/4x70 cm.
Condition A: minor creases and abrasions at edges. Paper.
Paddlewheel boats have been operated on Lake Como since the 1820s. The Como went into service in 1874, officially designated as a Salon Paddle Steamer. She was demolished in 1953. Although this poster dates from the turn-of-the-century, it has a bold design and a style that belies its early date. The image on this poster is still used today on the cover of the timetables for sailings by the Lariana Company on Lake Como. Clearly a popular image, several different variations have been printed over the years, with the ship always appearing more or less the same - the variations occur in the clouds, the water and the background.