Artist: Aage Rasmussen (signed in print)
Dimensions: 24.4 x 38.9 in (62 x 99 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - very light signs of handling, light wear on the edges and white tape near the corners - please see pictures.
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A very romantic lithography encouraging travelers to visit the town of Maribo in Denmark.
Maribo is an old historical market town and its greatest attraction is possibly the majestic Cathedral of Maribo (as seen on the poster). The cathedral was possibly constructed in 1416 in Gothic style but has been enlarged with a tower from on the 19th century. The cathedral is set near a lake which is also visible in the lower right corner of the poster.
The poster is designed by the Danish artist Aage Rasmussen (1913-75) which is world famous for his iconic lithographic posters for DSB in the 1930s and 1950s. Rasmussen experienced in many ways its heyday early in his career, as the years 1937-38 also gave him international praise with a prize of honor at the World Exhibition in Paris. Rasmussen got his breakthrough in 1937 when he proposed a poster for DSB know as the high-speed train (Lyntogsplakaten). You can find his printed signature in the upper corner of the poster.
Overall this is great poster with nicely drawn shades, shadows and lighting effects which represents the late era of Art Deco. It is a great poster for everyone interested in Art Deco style, trains, engineering and history.
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