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  • Place of origin:

    Berlin (city) (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1933 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bernhard Rosen (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph, with some hand-colouring

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 7

The designer of this advertising poster, Fritz Rosen, was an important figure in German graphic design in the 1930s. This poster appears to be an advertisement for biscuits, showing a geisha serving them on a plate, with a table laid out for tea. It is possibly a working proof with hand-coloured areas, perhaps used to guide the printers. Rosen had a studio partnership with another German poster artist, Lucian Bernhard, and this poster was produced in their studio. This striking image is typical of Rosen's style, which employed bold lines to convey the message.

Physical description

Poster, a light blue background, with a Japanese woman wearing a kimono, holding a plate stacked with biscuits or toast (?), with a small table with teacups and a pot

Place of Origin

Berlin (city) (probably, made)


ca. 1933 (made)


Bernhard Rosen (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph, with some hand-colouring


Height: 100 cm, Width: 63 cm

Descriptive line

Advertising poster for Japanese biscuits (?), by Bernhard Rosen (Fritz Rosen and Lucien Bernhard) Germany, ca. 1933



Subjects depicted

Kimono; Tea; Biscuits


Prints; Advertising; Eating; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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