Artist: Aage Rasmussen (signed and dated in print)
Print: Lithographic poster (print by Andreasen & Lachmann)
Dimensions: 24.2 x 39 in (61.5 x 99.5 cm)
Condition: Good condition - very light handling signs, smaller tears, wear and little spots with paper loss on the edges (mainly on the left side) and one tear in the top - please see pictures. The poster will look great when framed which also will cover most of the imperfections.
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A beautiful dark blue poster featuring the City Hall of Copenhagen with its famous World Clock.
The clock is an advanced astronomical clock and is probably the most precise clock in the world. It consists of 12 movements which together have 15,448 parts. The mechanical clock displays lunar and solar eclipses, positions of the stellar bodies, and a perpetual calendar, in addition to the time. The fastest gear completes a "revolution" every ten seconds and the slowest every 25,753 years. Today the clock is known as: "Jens Olsen's World Clock".
The calculations for the clock were made up until 1928, after which they were supervised by the astronomer Professor Elis Strömgren. The drawings for the clock were made between 1934 and 1936, and the actual production of the clock took place from 1943 until 1955. The clock was started on 15 December 1955.
The poster is designed by the Danish artist Aage Rasmussen (1913-75) which is world famous for his iconic lithographic posters for DSB in the 1930s and 1950s. Rasmussen experienced in many ways its heyday early in his career, as the years 1937-38 also gave him international praise with a prize of honor at the World Exhibition in Paris. Rasmussen got his breakthrough in 1937 when he proposed a poster for DSB know as the high-speed train (Lyntogsplakaten). You can find his signature along with the date of creation in the corner of the poster.
Very bright colors and great late Art Deco style which Rasmussen is famous for.
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