Date: ca. 1925
Size: 27.5 x 42 inches
Artist: Ivar Gull
This Swedish travel poster by Ivar Gull is one of the artist's most popular works. It advertises Visby, a former Viking site now known as a Swedish town on the island of Gotland. As the City of Ruins, it has 13th-century fortifications, centuries-old cathedrals, cobblestone streets, and even medieval ruins. The Hanseatic city of Visby is arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia and since 1995, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
Pink and red roses grow along its many winding lanes and cottages, framing doorways and cobblestone streets. They perfume the air, reminding visitors of Visby's other nickname as the City of Roses. With its olde world charm, oceanic climate and beautiful beaches, it truly is irresistible!
We think this is an impressive and interesting tribute to Art Deco artistry and would make a great addition to any collection or home. Linen backed and from a private collection.