Description:Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897. Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex. Certificate of Authenticity.
Maitre Sheet Size: 8 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in 21 cm x 29 cm
Translation: "Exhibition of Saxon artisanry and commercial art, Dresden, 1896, The Old City"
"While the poster flourished in France, Germany was still ignorant of it'sOtto Fischer elementary rules; advertisements were only dreary enlargements of art-school productions, resolutely historical, in the purest style of Bavarian renaissance…The first poster worthy of the name did not appear until 1896 for an exposition in Dresden: Die Alte Stadt (The Old City) by Otto Fischer. For the first time the design is graphic, the colours vivid, the lettering skillfully distributed. This vision of a woman in regional costume in the foreground, with the old town in the background, broke completely with the usual allegories" (Weill p.95)
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