Museum-quality engraving made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these engravings that are sure to brighten any environment.
The Italian satirical newspaper “Il Papagallo” was founded in 1873 by Augusto Grossi, the lithographer and caricaturist, and ex-chief designer for “La Rana”, another satirical newspaper from Bologna.
Augusto Grossi (1835-1919) specialized in colour-printed caricatures. At its peak the circulation of “Il Papagallo” reached 50,000, and in 1878 a Parisian version, “Le Perroquet”, and a London edition, “The Parrot”, were both launched – even a Greek version exists. “Il Papagallo” closed in 1915, when Grossi was 70 years old.
The international obsession of the newspaper was so successful, that some observers of the time testify to the presence of his drawings in cafes and restaurants in many European countries, with even local imitations being more or less successful.
By systematically evoking international tensions through national stereotypes at a time when diplomatic issues are worrying and passionate.
• Paper thickness: 0.26 mm (10.3 mil)
• Paper weight: 189 g/m² (5.57 oz/y²)
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Giclée printing quality
• 21 × 30 cm posters are size A4
• Blank product sourced from Japan