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Mon, Jul 31, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Aug 4, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 661

1907 Fairbanks Banking Co. Advertising Calendar

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Featured in this lot is this 1907 Fairbanks Banking Company Advertising Calendar from Fairbanks, Alaska featuring a print from Angelo Asti (1847-1903). This calendar features a portrait of a woman made by renowned oil painter Angelo Asti. Italian-French painter Angelo Asti was born in Castelnuovo Scrivia, Italy, on September 16, 1847, and passed away in Paris, France, on October 7, 1903. He is renowned for his exquisite paintings of graceful women who are frequently portrayed in romantic and idealized poses. Asti first pursued his education at Milan, Italy's Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Later, he relocated to Paris, the heart of the artistic world at the time, where he made a name for himself as a renowned painter. Asti's paintings were highly prized by collectors and customers because of his talent for capturing the elegance and beauty of his female subjects. His aesthetic can be characterized as academic, drawing inspiration from Neoclassical and Rococo styles. The idealized beauty of Asti's subjects was frequently displayed in his portraits, which also managed to capture their charm, sensuality, and serenity. His subjects were frequently presented in pleasant settings, surrounded by flowers or in lush landscapes, which emphasized the romantic appeal of his paintings. Throughout his career, Angelo Asti participated in prestigious exhibitions, such as the Paris Salon, where he displayed his artwork and won praise from critics. Additionally, his works were produced in a variety of media, including prints and postcards, which increased their appeal. The Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome are two museums and private collections that currently house works by Angelo Asti. The calendar shows his work in the center and the work is titled, "Thelma". It shows a woman with her head cocked slightly as she looks towards the ground. She has dark brown hair, porcelain skin and is wearing an orange dress and white blouse as she sits against a dark background. In the bottom left hand corner, the artist's signature can be seen reading, "A. Asti" in orange lettering. Below that it reads, "MY3830 From Painting By A. Asti". In the middle it shows the title reading, "Thelma". The bottom right reads, "Copyright, 1905, By Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul". The calendar at the bottom is for the year 1907 and has not been used. The top left of the calendar reads, "Fairbanks Banking Company Fairbanks, Alaska". The calendar is set on foam board and plastic wrap to preserve its quality. The calendar shows good condition with some light wear and small tear to the bottom left hand corner but no other signs of obvious damage are noted. The calendar measures 21" L x 15 1/4" W.

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