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Poster - Tropon
  • Tropon
    Velde, Henry van de, born 1863 - died 1957
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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (printed)

  • Date:

    1898 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Velde, Henry van de, born 1863 - died 1957 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 60

This poster is a small version of a Belgian poster advertising processed egg whites. It was issued by the German art magazine Pan in 1898 (volume 4). Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) was born in Belgium but is best known as a founder of the Deutsche Werkbund (1902-1914), a German association of artists. He advanced poster design. He created publicity and packaging for the German food manufacturer Tropon, moving from realism to more abstract forms, with an emphasis on pattern. Here he evokes the shapes and colours of the egg white and yolk, as well as the trademark of the manufacturer, three sparrows.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Belgium (printed)


1898 (printed)


Velde, Henry van de, born 1863 - died 1957 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on paper


Height: 367 mm, Width: 279 mm

Descriptive line

Poster by Henry van de Velde: small version of a poster advertising Tropon egg powder. Belgium, 1898.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1967


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Advertisement; Eggs


Prints; Eating; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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