Germann Auctionhouse Zurich
Lot 2066 / Posters: Tourism, Winter Sports, Sport, Transportation, Aviation, Food & Beverage, Culture, Typography, Fashion, Accessories, Beauty ProductsDecember 01, 2018 14:00

Lot 2066

Ernst Karl Otto, 1884-1967 (CH)

Pilatusbahn - Railway Chemin de Fer - Luzern Lucerne, 1933

Lithograph printed in colors.
H 1000 mm W 620 mm.

Trüb-Druck, Aarau

*CHF3'000 / 5'000
*EUR2'700 / 4'500
*USD3'200 / 5'300

Hammer Price: CHF 3'200

Condition: A/L. (Frame), not examined out of frame.

Giroud/Schlup 2005, page 199, No. 48.

Karl Otto Ernst apprenticed as a graphic designer and then studied in Florence and Paris. In 1910 he became a student of Eugène Grasset at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière; later he travelled around Europe as a freelance painter and graphic designer. These experiences clearly had a positive impact on his poster art, as this beautiful stone lithograph from 1933 shows. A rarity.

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