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WALTER SCHNACKENBERG (1880-1961) PETER PATHE / MARIA HAGEN. Circa 1918. 48 1/4x35 inches, 122 1/2x89 cm. O. Consée, Munich. Condition B: partially-replaced lower right margin; expertly-repaired tear from bottom edge, through central left image; replaced losses in margins; repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins and image. Paper. Framed. One of two posters Schnackenberg designed for Peter Pathe and Maria Hagen, a Munich-based dancing duo. His other image for their performance is very straightforward, showing them dancing in tandem in an illustrative manner. But this poster represents the duo indulging in an interpretative dance of light and shadow, a twist on the 'Beauty and the Beast' theme – a far more macabre and artistic vision than Schnackenberg's other realization of the pair. Plakate Munchen 419, The Poster 128, Zeitzieger p. 174.