Feb 07, 2019 - Sale 2498

Sale 2498 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 3,000
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
WALTHER KOCH (1875-1915) DAVOS / INTERNATIONALE EISWETTLAUFEN. 1908.
39 1/4x29 1/2 inches, 99 3/4x75 cm. J.E. Wolfensberger, Zurich.
Condition B+: replaced left corners; minor skinning at upper right corner; small replaced losses and repaired tears in margins.
On February 8th and 9th in 1908, the World Allround Speed Skating Championships were held in Davos, on Europe's largest natural ice rink. Koch captures the action against the backdrop of the mountains and the skating pavilion. The poster appears with different text variants filled into the blank text box and was even used as late as 1910 to promote an unrelated skating event. Sportissimo p. 152 (var), Sports d'Hiver p. 57 (var), Swiss Winter Sports 41 (var), Touristik 32 (var).