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Captain Blood / Capitan Blood (1935) Poster, Italian, Re-release 1948

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Captain Blood / Capitan Blood (1935) Poster, Italian, Re-release 1948

Captain Blood / Capitan Blood (1935) Poster, Italian, Re-release 1948

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Captain Blood / Capitan Blood (1935) Poster, Italian, Re-release 1948


Artist: Luigi Martinati (1893-1984)


Unframed: 28 x 13 in. (71 x 33 cm)

Framed: 33 1/4 x 19 in. (84.5 x 48.3 cm)


Luigi Martinati, one of the most celebrated Italian film poster artists, had a prolific career in film poster art. Martinati’s personal style is characterised by one or more large portraits, vividly painted, that dominate the poster. His best known and most admired posters are for Casablanca, Captain Blood, To Have and to Have Not and The Big Sleep. By the time Captain Blood was re-released in Italy in 1948, Errol Flynn was one of the most famous film stars in the world. Luigi Martinati was also at the height of his creativity, and produced this most stunning poster, which is superior to the 1935 poster.


Exceptionally rare Italian poster, that rarely surfaces.


Captain Blood was directed by Michael Curtiz, and stars Errol Flynn in his first swashbuckler role, alongside Oliver de Havilland and Basil Rathbone. Flynn and de Havilland were relatively unknown before this film. The studio took a gamble in casting them both in such major roles. The film was a huge success and launched the pair to Hollywood stardom. They went on to make seven more films together.

Paper-backed, unfolded and conservation framed with UV plexiglass

Paper

Frame: Obeche wood, card mount and UV plexiglass


Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very bright. There are two stamps on the top right hand side of the poster, which signify that tax was paid on use of the poster in Italy.


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The Museum of Modern Art, Dave Kehr Italian Film Posters, The Museum of Modern Art, 2003, page 37