Mele & Ci
Year of Realization
Off. G. Ricordi & Co.
82 x 115
Mele & Ci: Rare large (2 sheet format) Italian fashion poster by Aleardo Villa, 1899. This is an advertisement for the new fashions to be found at the Mele Department store in Naples.
Italian born Aleardo Villa (1885-1906) was an accomplished painter who abandoned that art form in favor of poster art. His collaboration with the famed Ricordi printing house resulted in some of the finest posters created at the turn of the century.