Die Alte Stadt (The Old City) by Georg Muller-Breslau, Medieval-style lithograph, 1897


Two patrons examine art objects in Georg Muller-Breslau’s medieval-style poster for the 1896 exhibition of Saxon artisanry and works of art in Dresden, “the old city” (Die Alte Stadt).

While this poster was printed in multiple sizes and formats, this edition of 40 strikes on Japon paper from 1897 is the most desirable and extremely scarce edition. Japon paper allows inks to rest upon its surface rather than being absorbed by a more permeable paper stock. The rare, small format poster lithographs created at this time were printed using rich, dense, lead inks.

Paper measures 8 1/2 in x 11 1/4 inches. Exceptional condition commensurate with age. This lithograph was published in 1897 by Verlag von Gerhard Kühtmann in Dresden. This artwork is presented in archival rag mat and arrives accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.