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Poster - Stiller


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (printed)

  • Date:

    1907-1908 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bernhard, Lucien, born 1883 - died 1972 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf DR77, box BRITISH MUSEUM POSTERS

This is a poster advertising German shoes. Lucian Bernhard (died 1972) devised the new style of poster in 1902. He displayed the product in splendid isolation, accompanied only by its name. Both elements were drawn directly on the stone (for lithographic printing) and printed in rich colours. This sachplakat or new ‘object poster’ inspired many artists associated with Hollerbaum & Schmidt, the leading printers in Berlin, to follow his example.

Physical description

Landscape format poster in black and blue on a green background depicting a shoe and the word 'Stiller'

Place of Origin

Germany (printed)


1907-1908 (printed)


Bernhard, Lucien, born 1883 - died 1972 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on paper


Height: 700 mm, Width: 946 mm

Descriptive line

Poster by Lucien Bernhard advertising shoes made by the firm of Carl Stiller. Germany, 1907-8.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1966 pub. HMSO 1967

Subjects depicted

Shoes (footwear); Advertisements


Prints; Footwear; Fashion; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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