This 58+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
This is a limited edition original lithograph, #1498 out of 2,000. Only the portfolio was numbered, not the individual lithograph's within it. This is not a lithograph "after" the artist. This lithograph was created by the original artist on the lithograph plate, and is, therefore, a true original lithograph. The artists used either litho crayon, ink, or tusche when creating their art works on the plates.
Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original lithographs by some of the premier artists of the 1950's. These lithographs were produced for an annual art event in the 1950's for local businesses and major corporations largely based in New York. Historically important for corporate archivists, these are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. The original lithographs were produced in only one limited edition, and included just 2,000. These lithographs are perhaps the most unique, rare, important advertising collectibles that exist for businesses and corporations.
This piece was illustrated by Bosa, Louis. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Louis Bosa (1905-1981) was an Italian artist hailing from Codroipo, Italy, prior to relocating to Pennsylvania and New York, where he received his formal art education at the Art Students League of New York. Bosa was most recognized for his paintings, mosaics and fresco murals, as well as his abstract and modernism styles. His works primarily focused on caricatures, cityscapes, marine and nautical, figures, portraits, landscapes, genre, and botanical and floral subjects. BosaÕs art has been exhibited at the International Carnegie Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy of Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Washington D. C., the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Rockport Art Association, the Salons of America, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Audubon Society of Artists.
Keywords specific to this image: Bell Ringers, Contraptions, Inventions, Birds, Hat, Silly, Reading