Onoranze A Volta Nel Centenario Della Pila Como 1899 Maggio-Ottobre Esposizione Internazionale di Elettricita [Honor to Volta on the Centenary of the Battery Como May-October 1899 International Exposition of Electricity]

 
Onoranze A Volta Nel Centenario Della Pila Como 1899 Maggio-Ottobre Esposizione Internazionale di Elettricita [Honor to Volta on the Centenary of the Battery Como May-October 1899 International Exposition of Electricity]
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  • Title :     Onoranze A Volta Nel Centenario Della Pila Como 1899 Maggio-Ottobre Esposizione Internazionale di Elettricita [Honor to Volta on the Centenary of the Battery Como May-October 1899 International Exposition of Electricity]
  • Artist:     Adolfo Hohenstein Designer G. Ricordi & Co. Publisher
  • Accession:     86.4.25
  • Country:     Italy Milan
  • Date:     1898
  • Dimensions:     Inches 43 20-3/8, Centimeters 109.2 51.8
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     World's Fairs and Expositions , Lighting/Lighting Design , Technology , Commemoration
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     86.4.25.JPG
  • Tags:     Art Nouveau~Stile Florale, Italian Art Nouveau~World's Fairs and Expositions~Industrial Design~Posters and Printed Ephemera
Description:
Ink on paper color lithograph commemorating the 100th anniversary of Volta's creation of the battery and an International Exposition of Electricity; image depicts two female figures, one seated at a loom wearing red and the other standing wearing green holding a bolt of blue cloth in her arms set against electrical poles and a stylized cityscape in the background; bottom half depicts an image of Volta, Italian scientist who invented the first battery in 1799; Italian inscriptions framed with leaves at bottom.