Mele Eleganti Novita-Mode Poster

Italy, c. 1910
57 x 81 in (145 x 206 cm)
ID #XLP-058

Vintage poster for the E&A Mele department store in Naples, Italy. Emiddio and Alfonso Mele were two brothers who opened one of the first department stores in Italy in 1889. The brothers took inspiration from other famous European shopping establishments, like Paris' Galeries Lafayette, and hoped to bring that same Belle Epoque glamour to Italy. The subsequent advertising campaigns released for the store are some of the most iconic posters of the era, each perfect embodiments of the Art Noveau style.  This poster here features an elegantly-dressed couple, the vivid colors of their clothing set against the glorious lime green backdrop a testament to the artistry used in producing these posters. Few original Mele posters are still in circulation, many now either held in private collections or in the Capodimonte Museum in Napoles. 

"Eleganti novita-mode" (Elegant novelty fashion)

Artist: Marcello Dudovich

Printer: G. Ricordi & Cie, Milano

Year: c. 1910

Condition: Very good, please note fold lines

This poster is linen-backed on canvas

 

art nouveau clothing department store dudovich fashion italian large man and woman mele naples napoli over-5000 oversize oversized shopping size-57x81 top hat and coat white dress

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