Loten van De Nationale Tentoonstelling van Vrouwenarbeid [Lottery of the National Exhibition of Women Labor]

 
Loten van De Nationale Tentoonstelling van Vrouwenarbeid [Lottery of the National Exhibition of Women Labor]
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  • Title :     Loten van De Nationale Tentoonstelling van Vrouwenarbeid [Lottery of the National Exhibition of Women Labor]
  • Artist:     Jan Theodorus Toorop Designer S. Lankhout & Co. Printer Nationale Tentoonstelling van Vrouwenarbeid Commissioner, possibly
  • Accession:     TD1989.317.66
  • Country:     Netherlands The Hague
  • Date:     1898
  • Dimensions:     Inches 52-1/4 31-1/4 2-1/2 Dimensions, framed Inches 47-13/16 27-9/16 Dimensions, unframed, Centimeters 135.3 79.4 6.4 Dimensions, framed Centimeters 121.4 70.0 Dimensions, unframed
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     Exhibition/Events , Feminism , Laborers/Workers , Figurative
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1989.317.66.JPG
  • Tags:     World's Fairs and Expositions~Posters and Printed Ephemera
Description:
Ink on paper offset color lithograph for Arbeid voor de Vrouw (Work for Women); image depicts a young woman warrior surrounded by women of all social classes surmounted by a sphinx, a motif much favoured by the Symbolists for representing the human mystery; the model for this important feminist poster was Marguérite Helfrich, later Mrs. Snijder van Wissenkerke, of whom Toorop made many drawings; the poster bears a band of text in capital letters at the bottom.