Adolfo Hohenstein

Hohenstein, Adolfo - Centenaire de la Decouverte de la Pile Voltaique

Color Lithograph, 1898, ed. ?, Pub. by Maitres de L'Affiche, PL 160, 14-1/8 x 7-3/8, signed & dated in the plate: A Hohenstein 1898, on smooth cream wove paper. Hohenstein was a painter, illustrator and designed for the theater.
His design work was a pivotal influence on the Italian Stile Liberty Art Nouveau movement. This beautiful poster design is a tribute to Alessandro Volti, the inventor of the battery, and is greatly enlivened by the use of gold inks to mimic gilding.

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