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Print, Das Vorbild der Natur (The Model of Nature), 1928–38

This is a Print. It was designed by Herbert Bayer. It is dated 1928–38 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

Its dimensions are

33.7 × 12.3 cm (13 1/4 × 4 13/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in black ink, upper left corner: dorland

It is inscribed

Printed in white ink, across the bottom: Auskunfte durch: CHEMISCHE FABRIK PFERSEE GMBH., AUGSBURG

Cite this object as

Print, Das Vorbild der Natur (The Model of Nature), 1928–38; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on paper; 33.7 × 12.3 cm (13 1/4 × 4 13/16 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-66

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