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Poster - Richard Strauss-Woche
  • Richard Strauss-Woche
    Hohlwein, Ludwig, born 1874 - died 1949
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Richard Strauss-Woche

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (printed)

  • Date:

    1910 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hohlwein, Ludwig, born 1874 - died 1949 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs J.T. Clarke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case PR, shelf 185, box R

A poster advertising a week of musical performances of works by the German composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949) held in Munich, 23-28 June 1910. The Munich-based poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein admired the work of the British poster designers The Beggarstaffs, and, like them, used limited colours, concentrating on pattern, silhouette and integral lettering. In this poster the rich, dark colours of the printed design show strongly against the textured background. The singer depicted may be the soprano Zdenka Fassbender in the title role of Strauss's Elektra.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Germany (printed)


1910 (printed)


Hohlwein, Ludwig, born 1874 - died 1949 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph


Height: 1245 mm, Width: 918 mm

Descriptive line

Poster by Ludwig Hohlwein for a festival of music by Richard Strauss in Munich. Germany, 1910.


Printing ink



Subjects depicted



Entertainment & Leisure; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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