Willard Frederic Elmes, Art Institute by the Elevated Lines (Small Format) - Numbered Limited Edition
Reproduction of original vintage poster for Chicago Elevated Rail Lines from the 1920's depicting the Art Institute of Chicago. Small Format.
This poster - created to promote travel on the Elevated lines by Elmes - depicts the two bronze lions that flank the Michigan Avenue entrance of the Art Institute's opening at its current location in 1893. They have unofficial "names," which were given by their sculptor Edward Kemeys that are more like designations. The lions are not identical, and thus are named for their poses: The south lion "stands in an attitude of defiance," while the north lion is "on the prowl."
Image size ~12" x 23" inches
A numbered edition giclée of 1,000.
Our limited edition giclée poster reproductions were meticulously reproduced side by side with the original vintage poster, each giclée is authentic to its original in color, detail and character included in the original artwork. Poster Plus limited edition giclées are printed on high quality acid free papers using archival inks.
These original transit posters were printed in the mid 1920s and were 40 x 80" inches. The scale of these posters was so large that it necessitated the creation of 2-part images to be printed on 2 sheets of paper and then be joined together when they were originally used as advertisements for the Elevated and other rail lines at different stations around Chicago and the surrounding areas. Since each section of the image was originally drawn by hand by the artist, on separate plates, there are instances where portions of these images do not align perfectly. This is the nature of these artworks and is not considered to be a flaw or defect. That is exactly the way the posters were made and that is how we have revived the images in our collection of reproductions.
Also available in the 20 3/4" x 40" image size limited edition giclee reproduction for $250.00 unframed.
Custom sized giclée reproductions available. Please contact us with your request and we can begin the process of creating a custom-sized poster for you. * Please allow additional time for the creation of your custom printing.
Costs for creating a custom sized giclée poster reproduction typically range from a minimum $75 for a ~12" x 23" size to $900 for a ~40" x 80" (1:1 scale) reproduction.
Poster Plus custom edition giclées are printed on the same high quality acid free papers using archival inks as our limited edition giclée reproductions.