Museum Folkwang
By the Rheingold
  • Richard Friese
  • By the Rheingold, 1928

  • 101 x 62 cm
  • Inv. DPM DL 225
  • CommentaryThe Rheingold train, which came into service in 1928 was the only German luxury train comparable to its French competitors. Its wagons were produced in Germany to Pullman standard. Catering of the train was the responsibility of MITROPA. Up to the outbreak of World War II (1 Sept, 1939) the train covered the route Hoek van Holland – Amsterdam – Basel (in summer to Lucerne and Zurich) throughout the year. Numerous ferries travelled between Harwich and Hoek van Holland. These ferries and the train created a connection between London and Basel.

    The poster emphasizes the speed of the train; at full steam and at high speed, it races towards the viewer. The depiction of the line, with its virtual depth, spontaneously recalls the depictions in modern navigation instruments. The poster also exists in a German language version (With the Rheingold).
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  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):German Poster Museum
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  • Obj_Title1_S: By the Rheingold
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): By the Rheingold By the Rheingold Mit dem Rheingold Deutschland (Deutsches Reich)
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1928
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  • Jahr bis: 1,928
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  • Obj_Crate_S: 101 x 62 cm
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
Commentary
Artists

The Rheingold train, which came into service in 1928 was the only German luxury train comparable to its French competitors. Its wagons were produced in Germany to Pullman standard. Catering of the train was the responsibility of MITROPA. Up to the outbreak of World War II (1 Sept, 1939) the train covered the route Hoek van Holland – Amsterdam – Basel (in summer to Lucerne and Zurich) throughout the year. Numerous ferries travelled between Harwich and Hoek van Holland. These ferries and the train created a connection between London and Basel.

The poster emphasizes the speed of the train; at full steam and at high speed, it races towards the viewer. The depiction of the line, with its virtual depth, spontaneously recalls the depictions in modern navigation instruments. The poster also exists in a German language version (With the Rheingold).