May 18, 2023 - Sale 2637

Sale 2637 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000



20x16 3/4 inches, 50 3/4x42 1/2 cm. G. Schuh & Cie., Munich.
Condition A-: minor repaired tears and abrasions at edges; minor creases in margins and image; small pin holes in top corners. Mounted on Japan, hinged to mat. Framed.

A masterpiece by Hohlwein in the full maturity of his style. It is a subtle play between shadow and light with no outlining and masterful handling of filling in areas with patterns, specifically in his depiction of the man's jacket. Hohlwein had very successfully used the pattern of clothing (specifically plaid) as a prominent design element in about half a dozen posters between 1908 and 1912 (most notably in Hermann Scherrer, 1907, Café Odeon, 1908, PKZ, 1908 and Audi, 1912) and it makes a command appearance here. DFP-III 1420, Hohlwein / Munich 175. We have only offered this poster once before at Swann. Rare.