Italian Art Nouveau Period Opera Poster by Marcello Dudovich, 1899

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Very large (two sheet) Italian Art Nouveau period opera poster by Marcello Dudovich, 1899. This is an advertisement for a production of "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano which was performed for the month of June at the Teatro Verdi.

The opera was based on Victorien Sardou's play of the same title starring Sarah Bernhardt (who was Sardou's inspiration for the role of Fedora). Giordano attended a performance of the play in 1889, and immediately sought Sardou's permission to create an operatic interpretation. He was denied three times. At last in 1896, after Giordano had acquired some acclaim with his work Andrea Chenier, he and Sardou were able to reach an agreement and work on the opera began.

Fedora was quite well received and was subsequently performed in Vienna, Paris, and New York.

Dudovich (1878-1962) is recognized as one of Italy's greatest poster artists.
Details
Creator
Marcello Dudovich (Artist)
Of the Period
Art Nouveau
Place of Origin
Italy
Date of Manufacture
1899
Period
Late 19th Century
Condition
Good. Linen backed.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
80 in. H x 41.5 in. W
203 cm H x 105 cm W
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU86112616272
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