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Lot 459: Mele. 1908
30 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: LEOPOLDO METLICOVITZ (1868-1944) Size: 53 x 81 1/4 in./134.5 x 206.5 cm G. Ricordi, Milano Having grown from its humble origins to a block-wide fashion emporium by 1889, the Mele department store almost single-handedly made Naples a fashion-conscious city. Among its impeccable, eye-catching advertisements is this two-sheet Metlicovitz design, in which a perfectly-clothed lady smiles with self-satisfaction as a gentleman asks her to dance. For another stunning Mele design, see No. 159. (great art nouveau)
Condition Report: B/ Slight tears & stains at folds & seam; slight tears at edges.
Dimensions: 53 x 81 1/4 in./134.5 x 206.5 cm
Artist or Maker: LEOPOLDO METLICOVITZ (1868-1944)