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Artist: Otto Fischer German (1870-1947)

Plate: PL. 68

Title: Ausstellung, Dresden, 1896
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiches" 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.
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Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in
  29 cm x 40 cm
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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's 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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