Director's Choice

Cappiello, Leonetto

55.125 x 78.75 inches (140 x 200 cm)

# ITL12668


About The Gallery

Welcome to International Poster Gallery online! We feature 10,000 fine original vintage posters for sale, one of the largest collections in the world - in every price range and style.

After 23 years on Newbury Street, we've moved the Gallery to SoWa, Boston's vibrant Art and Design district in the South End. Come visit - SoWa features 35 art galleries, countless boutiques and convenient parking - plus many of the most exciting dining experiences in Boston close by. 

Our site now features more than 5,000 antique posters with thumbnails, priced from $100 to more than $20,000... Our goal is to find beautiful, well-designed posters for you in every price range from every corner of the globe. Our powerful search engine will let you quickly explore our inventory any way you want - by subject, country, style, poster artist, keyword - even by color and room setting. 

Our Poster specialties are hard to find elsewhere:

Italian Posters - We are one of the leading galleries in the world for Italian vintage posters. Our collection celebrates the greatest masterpieces from both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods as well as film posters. Subjects include vintage auto, opera, food and beverage, fashion, travel and propaganda. Artists include: Hohenstein, Metlicovitz, Dudovich, Cappiello, Laskoff, Terzi, Mauzan, Nizzoli, Seneca, Codognato, Depero, Lenhart and Boccasile.

Swiss Posters - They may look French, Italian or German, but often they're Swiss! More 20th century poster masterpieces come from Switzerland than any other country. Beautifully printed, they display gentle humor and precise graphic design. We have hundreds of great vintage images from 1905 to 1955 featuring travel, skiing & sport, fashion, concerts and all kinds of products. We have the largest collection of vintage Swiss posters in the U.S. Notableartists include: Cardinaux, Baumberger, Diggelman, Matter, Stoecklin, Birkhauser, Leupin, Brun, Muller-Brockmann, Hofmann, Weingart, Tissi, Schraivogel, Monguzzi and Troxler.

French Posters - Our walls are alive with great Art Nouveau and Art Deco original vintage French poster classics from the birthplace of the decorative poster, including the Maitres de l'Affiche print series. Our large collection includes works by all the notable artists: Cheret, Steinlen, Mucha, Toulouse-Lautrec, Grun, Cappiello, Pal, Cassandre, Colin, Broders, Fix-Masseau, Villemot, Gruau and Savignac.

Soviet Posters - Our Soviet collection is one of the finest for sale in the world, featuring original vintage poster masterpieces of the Bolshevik Revolution, the New Economic Policy of the '20s, and the Five Year Plans, up thru the Space Age and Perestroika. Notable artists include Moor, Deni, Kochergin, Mayakovsky, the Stenberg Brothers, Klutsis, Koretsky and others.

Featured Category

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Our rotating Featured Poster Category gives you a snapshot of the depth of our collection. Click on the link above to see all posters in the featured category. Or find posters on practically any subject, style, artist or period by exploring our powerful search engine to the right.

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Art Nouveau Posters  - Easily recognized by its sumptuous, curvilinear designs, Art Nouveau was born in France at the end of the 19th century and remained the predominant international decorative style until World War I.  The sensual, organic images changed the face of advertising and launched a poster craze that swept Europe and America during the Belle Epoque.  The gallery's diverse collection features an array of masterpieces, from early American literary posters to one of our specialties, Italian Art Nouveau.  Notable artists include: Cheret, Steinlen, Mucha, Toulouse-Lautrec, Grun, Hohenstein, Dudovich, Metlicovitz, Terzi, Bradley, and Penfield.

Art Deco Posters - Streamlined geometric designs and sheer power make Art Deco a perennial favorite at the gallery.  Our collection is one of the strongest in the world and includes many hard to find poster treasures from the Machine Age.  Artists include: Cassandre, Loupot, Colin, Broders, Barbier, Nizzoli, Riccobaldi, Seneca, Ribas, WiertzRagan, and Maurer.

Modernist Posters - We are one of the leading sources in the world for avant-garde designs from all eras and countries, both well-known and esoteric. Notable artists include Hohlwein, Bernhard, Thorn-Prikker, Giacometti, Keller, Bernard, Pintori, Rand, and many others mentioned elsewhere.

Mid-Century Modern & 1950's Style - We have an ever-expanding collection of posters from the Mad Men-era.  Two diametrically opposite trends emerged in poster art in the decades after World War II: one rational and tightly structured, known as the International Typographic Style, and the other gently humorous and playfully relaxed, which we dub the 1950s Style.  Desirable artists include: Hofmann, Muller-Brockmann, Nitsche, Rand, PintoriLeupin, Brun, Savignac, Klein, and Galli

Poster subjects of all types, but especially:

Original Vintage Travel Posters - We have more than 1000 evocative and affordable posters from the great age of travel ranging from 1890 to 1940 plus more from the '50s and '60s, from every corner fo the globe. This includes a world-leading selection of Transportation Posters, broken out by Airlines, Railroads and Ships & Boats, and Schedules & Maps. Artists includeD'Alesi, Dorival, Constant-Duval, Alo, Broders, Cassandre, Boucher, Baumberger, Cardinaux, Matter, Buzzi, Ragan, Maurer, Hohlwein, Wiertz, Anton, Fuss, Rosenvinge, Kauffer, Borgoni, Northfield, Lawler, Klein, and Galli.




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After 23 years we've moved!

Welcome to International Poster Gallery online! We feature 10,000 fine original vintage posters for sale, one of the largest collections in the world - in every price range and style. 

After 23 years on Newbury Street, we've relocated the Gallery to SoWa, Boston's vibrant Art and Design district in the South End. Come visit!

Food Posters & Beverage Posters - Champagne, Campari, wine, aperitifs, pasta, cheese... all are celebrated in posters from France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and elsewhere.

War Posters & Propaganda Posters - We are specialists in propaganda from around the globe including:

WWI posters and WWII posters. Mostly American but many from other combatants.  

 - Spanish Civil War. Many hard-to-find and powerful images.

Vintage Sports Posters - Our strong ski poster collection is augmented by posters from a wide variety of other sporting events, such as golf, the Olympics, auto and cycle racing... even wrestling and basketball.

Music Posters - We feature great opera posters, a terrific selection of contemporary jazz posters, and more.

Auto & Cycle Posters - We have many of the classics from Italy, France and elsewhere.

Film Posters - We feature masterpieces from the Soviet Union Constructivist period and terrific designs from Italy by Ballester, Martinati, Nano and Olivetti.

And More:

Hard-to-find Poster Books We have many classics that are out of print and many essentials for the basic poster library.

Poster "Backgrounders" The site provides background material for expanding your poster knowledge. Newcomers to poster art will enjoy our Collecting Original Vintage Posters, and essays on countries, styles, artists and collecting which will enrich your understanding of poster art.

Services - Our services include conservation linen mounting, restoration, and custom framing.

Building Collections - Poster collecting has become a widespread activity as the poster's beauty and cultural value have become recognized. Use our expertise and worldwide contacts to help build your personal, corporate, or museum collection.

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We are always interested in purchasing single posters or large collections. Please email or call to discuss how we might be able to assist you.