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"Centenaire de la Decouverte de la Pile Voltaique" by Adolfo Hohenstein, German, (1854-1928)
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 German painter, illustrator and designer 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.