This artwork is from Les Maitres de L’Affiche series; miniature versions of outstanding stone lithograph artworks of the most important advertising posters by the finest artists.
“Two young women with the symbols of manual labor (a shuttlecock and a washboard) place a wreath around the cameo of Alessandro Volta (1754-1827), to indicate their gratefulness for his electricity that liberates them from drudgery. The poster is for an exhibition of electrical products being held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Volta, the inventor of an instrument for measuring electricity (voltmeter), and the man who defined a single unit of it, a volt, as “the electron drive force which, when applied to the conductor with the resistance of one ohm, produces a current of one ampere.” That so impressed Napoleon that he made him a count as well as a senator of Lombardy” (Rennert PAI-XXXVI, 353)
The poster advertises an exhibition celebrating the centennial of the invention of the electric battery by Volta
- Adolph Hohenstein
- Chaix - Paris
Size: 11.5'' x 15.5''
- Very Good
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