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Seine Hoheit - Der Kohlentrimmer

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Berlin (published)

  • Date:

    1917 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gipkens, Julius E. F., born 1883 - died 1960 (graphic designers)
    Hauck & Hartmann - Berlin (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Voggenauer, in memory of his father Josef Voggenauer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 82, box C

This poster is advertising the publication of a book called 'Seine Hoheit - Der Kohletrimmern' [His Highness - the Coaltrimmer] written by Johann zur Plassow and published by August Scherl in Berlin in 1917. The book decribes the voyage of the Duke of Mecklenburg, Heinrich Borwin (1885-1942), returning from the First World War.

The poster was designed by Julius Gipkens (1883-1960), a German artist who was inspired by the work of Lucian Bernhard (1883-1972). During the First World War Gipkens produced several notable posters for the German government.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Berlin (published)


1917 (published)


Gipkens, Julius E. F., born 1883 - died 1960 (graphic designers)
Hauck & Hartmann - Berlin (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Verlag August Scherl G.m.b.H. Berlin// Seine Hoheit -/ der Kohlentrimmer// Kriegsheimfahrt des Herzogs/ Heinrich Borwin zu Mecklenburg/ von/ Johann zur Plassow.//
Preis 1 Mk - Vorzugs-Ausgabe 3 Mk - geb. 4 Mk/ Hauk& Hartmann Berlin C'


Height: 47.5 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Descriptive line

Poster advertsing a book, designed by Julius E. F.Gipkens, published by Hauck & Hartmann, Berlin, 1917.


Paper; Printing ink


Lithograph; Printing


Advertising; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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