Assisi (Italy) Travel Advertising Poster


Genre: Travel
Artist: Vittorio Grassi
Year Printed: 1926
Size: 25.25" X 40.5"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original, linen backed, 1926 stone lithograph Italian travel poster to ASSISI. Artist: Vittorio Grassi. Size: 25.5" x 40.5". Dated: 1936. Mint condition. Printed in Italy by ENIT; The Italian National Tourist Board. ENIT was founded in 1919 with the mission of promoting Italy as a travel destination. The ENIT Italian travel posters were printed in collaboration with the Ferrovie dello Stato (the Italian railway system). Today this is a rare and difficult to find as an original European vintage travel poster. Assisi is a town and commune of Italy in the province of Perugia in the Umbria region. Possibly best known for The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi (St. Francis). Travel poster shows Assisi and the Umbrian countryside as if from a window in a tower. Artist Vittorio Grassi provides the splendid image meant to entice tourist to travel to the Italian town of Assisi. The poster is one of a series produced by the Italian Tourist Bureau (ENIT) often in cooperation with the Italian State Railway System (FS), and is among the most collectible in the field of travel ephemera. Working at Banca d 'Italia, the artist developed an interest in printing methods and nurtured his passion for painting, in particular landscapes. He later co-founded the Architecture Department at the University of Rome. Grassi created drawings and illustration for prestigious architectural publications, as well as designing furniture, glasswork and ceramics. The artist became successful also a set designer. His interest in graphic design produced a series of posters and stamps for various public agencies, including ENIT and the Italian Railroad System. Excellent condition and ready to frame. . A copy of the original poster is also in the Library of Congress.

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