In 1897 Milan’s La Scala Theatre mounted a narrative ballet named Sport. It was a celebration in dance of such activities as mountain climbing, horseracing, skating, gymnastics, hunting, and cycling. The ‘gran ballo’ had 300 dancers, an orchestra of 100 augmented by a brass band of 30, mimes, and horses The ballet was inspired by the 1896 Olympics which raised Italian interest in sport as well as encouraging a strong sense of internationalism. Sport had six scenes, each taking place in a different region of the world, from Canada to Europe. Sport was an example of an ‘up-to-date’ ballet which tackled modern fads and issues; it also starred dancers who wore modern dress rather than tutus and tights. Its revolutionary plot acclaimed both feminism and women’s participation in games. The grand finale consisted of a march of hundreds of real athletes and a spectacular ‘Apotheosis of Sport.’ Cm244x107 as seen in image slight damage. A tear on the bottom right quadrant that does not pass into any of the print and a few marks on the border as well.
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The presented object appears to be a lithograph in colors on paper with the measurements of 244 x 107 cm. This poster was an advertisement for an opera or ballet with the title "Sport" in the famous La Scala in Milan in 1897. This could be a modern reprint of the 20th century.
This piece is in medium condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 0 to 50 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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