Poster Stamp - Belloni-Marioni

Title

Poster Stamp - Belloni-Marioni

Type

Poster Stamp

Coverage

Italy

Description

This poster stamp was issued by Carlo Belloni of Milan and features a paraphrase from Inferno 33:80, "Italia! Il bel paese dove il sì suona......" (Italy! The beautiful country where the "sì" is heard......) followed by the propagandistic phrase "È dovere di ogni Italiano preferire le industrie paesane." (It is the duty of every Italian to give preference to domestic industries). The stamp depicts a portrait of Dante (probably based on the Naples Bust), Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent, and a branch. The stamp was engraved by F. Marioni.

Extent

42 × 30 mm

Contributor

Carlo Belloni (Milan, Italy)
F. Marioni
Cesare Zocchi

Language

Italian