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Barth Otto

Styrian farmhouse in winter

Designed by Otto Barth, 1904
Executed by print and distribution by k. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei Vienna no. 10 of the wall poster series
Material colour lithograph, from 5 plates
Dimensions H 75 cm, B 94 cm; image: H 66 cm, B 87 cm
Literature M. Kristan, Das Wandtafelwerk für Schule und Haus der k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1903 - 1916, Weitra, 2015

For the Austrian State Printing Office, the production of these large-format colour lithographs, which were used as both teaching aids and wall decorations in the context of the lifestyle reform at the beginning of the 20th century, was a prestige project. The individual sheets were executed with 6 plates on average. Competitions were organised and artists of the Hagenbund and especially the Secession were invited to submit designs. Due to their high artistic quality, these rare sheets are today very much sought after by collectors and dealers. H21/28.10

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Styrian farmhouse in winter ⋅ Graphics ⋅ Barth Otto

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