1936 Olympic Poster, Franz Wurbel

1936 Olympic Games in Berlin
Offset Lithograph on paper backed by linen under glass
Stamped for designer Franz Wurbel lower left
French version
39.75" H x 25.25" W

  • Notes: Summer Olympic Games poster for the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin from 1-16 August, published by the German Railways Head Office for Tourist Traffic and the Propaganda Committee for the Olympic Games. Stunning classical-influenced design by Franz Wurbel (b. 1897) featuring the image of man in gold wearing a green laurel leaf headpiece below the five Olympic rings dominated by the triumphant Brandenburg Gate Quadriga (the four horses leading an ancient chariot sculpted by Johann Gottfried Schadow; 1764-1850) in the foreground with the stylised text below.
  • Condition: Restoration to tears and losses scattered throughout. Fading and staining scattered throughout. Mounted to the recto mat with artist's tape along the four edges.

    Frame: 48.5" H x 33.25" W x 1" D

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