Nov 10, 2008 - Sale 2161

Sale 2161 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 5,760
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
43 1/2x31 3/4 inches, 110x80 cm.
Condition B+: restoration and repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases and abrasions in image.
The outbreak of World War One caused the scheduled 1916 Berlin Olympic Games (the VI Olympiad) to be cancelled. "In spite of their annulment, one poster . . . acts as a reminder of the phantom Olympiad. On the initiative of Baron F.W.C.H. Van Tuijill van Serooskerken, known as the 'father of Dutch sport' and a member of the IOC [International Olympic committee] since 1898, National Olympic Games were organized in Amsterdam in 1916 to stimulate sports in the Netherlands and to keep the Olympic Movement alive. They started on the very day that the opening ceremony would have taken place in Berlin" (Olympic Posters p. 25). Olympic Posters pl. 15, Olympics p. 23.