Gran Premio d’Europa by P. Codognato, 1923
Price Code: SOLD
Original artwork, in gouache and ink, framed and glazed.
Dimensions: 11 x 16 inches (28 x 40 cms).
Additional Notes: Codognato initially created this image for ‘Illustrazione Italiano’ and it was also used to promote Fiat’s success at the first running of the European Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Won by Italian racer Carlo Salmano, the Grand Prix at this point in time was created as an honorific title that rotated from country to country; it became a stand-alone event in 1983, most frequently held at Nürburgring. Codognato was one of the best Italian graphic artists of the Twentieth Century, creating about 150 first-rate posters for commercial products, theatre and sporting events. He is best known for his work for Fiat, Pirelli, Campari and Cinzano, as well as his auto racing posters.
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