Feb 18, 2021 - Sale 2558

Sale 2558 - Lot 167

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000

EMIL CARDINAUX (1877-1936)


50 1/2x35 1/2 inches, 128 1/4x90 1/4 cm. Wolfsberg, Zurich.
Condition A-: small tears at edges; minor creases in margins and image; unobtrusive pin holes in corners; tipped down at edges. Paper. Framed.

One of two posters Cardinaux designed for the famous resort hotel; this one shows lounging winter guests around a skating rink, while the other, a summer scene, depicts golfers. In both, employing casual grace and compelling composition, Cardinaux depicts tableaux in his simple, bold style. This poster captures a specific attitude, incorporating mood, style and fashion, to reflect the lifestyle of the hotel's clientele. It is interesting to note the vainglorious manner in which none of the main subjects are paying attention to the winter sport happening around them. Cardinaux 68, Hotelplakate 57, La Femme 8, Voyage p. 58, Art of Skiing p. 93, Alps 148, Sports d'Hiver p. 67, Schweiz / Plakat p. 34, Touristik 43, Swiss Poster 250.