Museum Folkwang
Pianos, Harmonium / "Schiedmayer, / Pianofortefabrik"
  • Max Laeuger
  • Pianos, Harmonium / "Schiedmayer, / Pianofortefabrik", 1895

  • Pianos, Harmonium "Schmiedmayer, Factory of Pianoforte"
  • Chromolithography
  • Objektmaß 72 x 97 cm
    Objektmaß 118,9 x 84,1 cm
  • Printing Press Max Seeger, Stuttgart
  • Inv. DPM 9815
  • CommentaryGenerally, this large format poster was not made for the outside. It was printed on thick paper often lacquered on the face side. Thus it could be placed in a foyer or salon like a painting. However, he up and coming Jugenstil almost completely replaced Historicism and the beauty of the poster was no longer appreciated, represented the old that should be replaced. As it was tolerated rather than intensively collected in contemporary collections – unlike other styles – only a few examples exist. The stylistic borrowings are clearly from contemporary painting between Historicism and Jugendstil. The metaphor for music, a muse playing a harp – is here used to advertise a piano factory. IN the foreground of the composition is not the link between poster and theme but the desire to create a representative poster.
    The Fa. Schiedmayer had been making, from father to son, keyboard instruments since the mid 18th century. In various constellations, the company’s name was used as a tradename until 2004.
  • Obj_Id: 30,434
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):German Poster Museum
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 242
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Deutsches Plakat Museum im Museum Folkwang
  • Obj_Title1_S: Pianos, Harmonium / "Schiedmayer, / Pianofortefabrik"
  • Obj_Title2_S: Pianos, Harmonium "Schmiedmayer, Factory of Pianoforte"
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Pianos, Harmonium / "Schiedmayer, / Pianofortefabrik" Pianos, Harmonium "Schmiedmayer, Factory of Pianoforte" Pianos, Harmonium / "Schiedmayer, / Pianofortefabrik"
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1895
  • Jahr von: 1,895
  • Jahr bis: 1,895
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: DPM 9815
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: DPM 009815
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Poster
  • Obj_Crate_S: Objektmaß 72 x 97 cm
    Objektmaß 118,9 x 84,1 cm
  • Obj_Material_S:
  • Obj_Technique_S: Chromolithography
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Chromolithography
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb):
  • Obj_PermanentLocation_S (Standort):
  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei): Max Seeger, Stuttgart
  • Obj_Condition2_S (Auflage):
  • Obj_Subtype_S (Genre):
  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
    Photo: Museum Folkwang, Essen
Commentary
Artists

Generally, this large format poster was not made for the outside. It was printed on thick paper often lacquered on the face side. Thus it could be placed in a foyer or salon like a painting. However, he up and coming Jugenstil almost completely replaced Historicism and the beauty of the poster was no longer appreciated, represented the old that should be replaced. As it was tolerated rather than intensively collected in contemporary collections – unlike other styles – only a few examples exist. The stylistic borrowings are clearly from contemporary painting between Historicism and Jugendstil. The metaphor for music, a muse playing a harp – is here used to advertise a piano factory. IN the foreground of the composition is not the link between poster and theme but the desire to create a representative poster.
The Fa. Schiedmayer had been making, from father to son, keyboard instruments since the mid 18th century. In various constellations, the company’s name was used as a tradename until 2004.