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Poster - Simplon Tunnels Internationale Ausstellung
  • Simplon Tunnels Internationale Ausstellung
    Metlicovitz, Leopoldo, born 1869 - died 1944
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Simplon Tunnels Internationale Ausstellung

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (printed)

  • Date:

    1906 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Metlicovitz, Leopoldo, born 1869 - died 1944 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Copyright Casa Ricordi Historical Archive

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 83, box 61

This poster design was the prize-winning entry in a contest to produce a poster to celebrate the opening of the Simplon Tunnel through the Alps in 1906. It was printed in several languages. Leopoldo Metlicovitz (1869-1944) often used naked figures featuring romantic and mythological elements. Here the winged helmet suggests speed and the muscled torso indicates man’s triumphal feat of engineering.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Italy (printed)


1906 (printed)


Metlicovitz, Leopoldo, born 1869 - died 1944 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph


Height: 904 mm, Width: 503 mm

Descriptive line

Poster for 'Simplon Tunnels Internationale Ausstelling', designed by Leopoldo Metlicovitz


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Mythology; Exhibitions; Tunnels


Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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