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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Tropon

Poster
1898 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph on paper
Brief Description
Poster by Henry van de Velde: small version of a poster advertising Tropon egg powder. Belgium, 1898.
Physical Description
Poster
Dimensions
  • Height: 367mm
  • Width: 279mm
Style
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic References
  • Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1967
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.992-1967

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record createdFebruary 8, 2003
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