Great Saint Bernard Pass, 1950s?
This is a 1950s (?) re-issue of the famous and historic 1916 poster of the skiing monks and their dogs below the high Alpine refuge, painted by Swiss artist Albert Muret and issued by the local railway company.
100cm x 70cm
The poster is backed on card and in generally good condition, though there is some wear and discolouration at the margins and a small stain top left. If you would like to know more please get in touch.
The poster is printed by Imprimerie Pillet of Martigny and the interlocked ‘A.M’ signature of the artist appears on the left. Muret was a local painter of some distinction who created few posters. The image shows monks skiing down from the historic Hospice Saint-Bernard, the 970-year-old travellers’ refuge high in the Alpine pass between Switzerland and Italy. They are watched by two of the famous local rescue dogs. The poster was first issued shortly after the completion of the 25-km railway line from Martigny to Orsières.