Poster Stamp - Delandre

Title

Poster Stamp - Delandre

Type

Poster Stamp

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

1920s

Description

This poster stamp, likely from around 1920, is in the style of Delandre, pseudonym of Gaston Fontanille, and may have been issued by him.

The stamp depicts Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent with the flag of the Kingdom of Italy surrounding the pedestal. At the bottom of the vignette is a quotation from Giosuè Carducci's poem from the same year "Per il monumento di Dante a Trento" (For the Monument of Dante at Trent): "Dante, si spazia da ben cinquecento / anni de l'Alpi sul tremendo spalto. / Ed or s'è fermo, e par ch'aspetti a Trento. / G. Carducci" (Dante, for the span of five hundred years has wandered the tremendous rampart of the Alps. And now he is stopped and seems to wait in Trent.)

Extent

54 × 34 mm

Contributor

Gaston Fontanille (Delandre)
Cesare Zocchi
Giosuè Carducci

Language

Italian