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Artist: Hermann Behrens, German (1865-1909)
Plate: PM. 48
Title: C.C. Meinhold & Sohne
Description: Condition A.
Original lithograph from the "Das Moderne Plakat" series, View entire collection (50)
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Plakat Sheet Size: 8 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in
  21 cm x 29 cm
Price: $275.00 USD

"Dresden's C.C. Meinhold & Sons printing house wants you to know that their stone and zinc lithographic presses use the most up-to-date technology available. But instead of shouting it out in a block of text, they take a more dignified approach: by placing a freshly pressed design called "The Modern Poster" in the hands of the printer and, we assume, a discerning client, the graphic point reads loud and clear, in the process creates a wonderful poster-within-poster design. Behrens was something of an artistic jack-of-all-traders, portraits, decorative works, book jackets, humorous vignettes and, of course, posters".
(Rennert, XXX, 399)

Behrens was a late 19th century German painter and graphic artist. He is listed in Davenports and Benezit. He studied in Berlin at the School of Art then went on to work as a decorator in Vienna.

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