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107 1/4 x 37 1/4
Iris: Very large Italian Art Nouveau period poster by Aldolfo Hohenstein, 1898. This brilliantly colored piece advertises a performance of the opera "Iris" by Pietro Mascagni, which premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. Very rare.
German born Hohenstein (1854-1928) was an exponent of the "Stile Liberty" movement (the Italian equivalent of Art Nouveau.) He is considered one of the most important Italian poster designers.