May 18, 2023 - Sale 2637

Sale 2637 - Lot 2

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

PAUL NEUENBORN (1866-1913)


38x27 1/2 inches, 96 1/2x70 cm. Münchener Graph., Velisch.
Condition B+: small loss in upper right margin; repaired tears at edges, some slightly into image; creases and abrasions in image and along horizontal fold; small stains in image from foxing on verso; mounted on old linen.

Neuenborn, a painter and illustrator who specialized in animals, was a member of the Society of Illustrators and, briefly, of the Werkbund. In this rare poster, he not only shows his talent for drawing animals (pelicans, specifically), but also his talent for composition and layout. The image is carefully framed within the border and puts two dark-colored, detailed birds in the foreground and a diagonal line of much lighter birds in the background. The large amount of text is clearly organized at the bottom, making for a well-designed and well-balanced poster. DFP-III 2352.