TOM SAWYER (1917) POSTER, SWEDISH
Artist: Eric Rohman (1891-1949)
Unframed: 91 x 61 cm (36 x 24 in.)
This American silent comedy adventure, which stars Jack Pickford, Robert Gordon and Clara Horton, was based on the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
Eric Rohman was a pioneer in poster design. He was largely responsible for the development of a distinctive style in Swedish posters during the first decades of the twentieth century. The simplicity of his graphics and his use of bold colours in two or three tones were ahead of their time. After studying at the Valand Painting School, Rohman began working in film poster design in 1916, and in 1920 opened his own studio. Over the course of his career, his personal output, and that of his studio, was prolific. This poster is a true antique as it is over 100 years old. Exceptionally rare. To-date no other example of this poster has surfaced.
From the Albertina Museum Collection.
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Linen-backed. Excellent condition with the colours remaining very bright. Minor restoration to folds and a couple of surface abrasions. The black colour variation is in the printing.
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