‘F.I.A.T, Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili’, 1899
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Giovanni Battista Carpanetto (Italian, 1863-1928)
Extremely rare original first edition poster. Conservation linen mounted, framed to edge and glazed. Italian, dated 1899.
This large and highly impressive 19th century poster was designed and created by Carpanetto to the commission of founder Giovanni Agnelli in 1899. His grandson, Gianni (affectionately known as ‘L’Avvocato’ or ‘The Lawyer’) was President of FIAT up until his death in 2003 and was known to have owned one of the other three recorded examples of this poster. The others are held in private collections in Italy and Holland. Its significance as a 19th century automobile poster, the first ever for F.I.A.T, is enhanced by its great rarity and beauty.
Poster size: 80 x 45 inches (200 x 110 cm)
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