May 10, 2012 - Sale 2278

Sale 2278 - Lot 11

Price Realized: $ 4,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
35x27 inches, 89x70 cm. Kornsand & Co., Frankfurt.
Condition B+ / B: chipping along sharp vertical and horizontal folds; minor tears and losses at edges; minor foxing in margins and image; loss in lower left corner. Printed on thick paper.
Oberurseler Umlaufmotor was a company that manufactured rotary engines for automobiles, locomotives and aircraft. The name comes from its location in the city of Oberursel, near Frankfurt. During the first World War they were primarily designing aircraft engines, and their U.0 model, with seven pistons, was used to power the Fokker E.I (the E stood for Eindecker, which means monoplane). During wartime, the motors on these aircraft were covered with a cowl. Here, with the artistic license required to show consumers the powerful 7-cylinder engine, Hohlwein depicts the confidence of soldiers and an airman conversing in front of the aircraft. Hohlwein / Stuttgart 159.