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Reprints of historical card models

In cooperation with former company Scheuer und Strüver the AGK has published several reprints of historical card models. The back of the model sheets gives information about the publisher and the model itself.
You can order available sheets as a set of 10 model sheets at a price of € 19.90 from Aue-Verlag. The order number is 324.

o.T. [Sundial crucifix]

a reprint of the oldest known card model
Georg Hartmann, Nürnberg 1529
1 sheet 44,5 x 17,5 cm, woodcut
Aus der Graphischen Sammlung des Germanischen Nationalmuseums Nürnberg (Inv. Nr. H 665, Kapsel 8)
For information about the creation and the rediscovery of this model see the article "Ein Sonnenuhrkruzifix von Georg Hartmann (1489-1564) aus Nürnberg" in vol. 4 of our magazine "Zur Geschichte des Kartonmodellbaus". Here is the first page of that article as an example

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Das Jagdschloss, Nr. 19 [hunting lodge]

Lithographer Schöpel
D. M. Kanning, Hamburg 1866, new edition by J. F. Richter, Hamburg 1878
1 sheet 37 x 45 cm, black pen-and-ink chalk lithograph, stencil-colored in 6 colors
From the WDN collection
"The toy models designed by the lithographer Schöpel are among the most charming items of this genre. They are not modern. Even at the time of their creation they must have appeared idyllic, at least compared with those made by Pellerin." (Siegrid Metken). Indeed the model sheets are remarkable for their precise and detailed graphics. Also, the staffage figures are unusually numerous and varied in form and appearance.

Gärtnerhaus, Nr. 65 [gardener's house]

Lithographer Schöpel
D. M. Kanning, Hamburg about 1870, new edition Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei A.-G. (vormals J. F. Richter), D-Hamburg after 1890
1 sheet 37 x 45 cm, black pen-and-ink chalk lithograph, stencil-colored in 10 colors.
From the WDN collection
Richter continued to print the model plates he obtained from Kanning, he just changed the publisher information "Verlag v. D. M. Kanning Hamburg" by "Kanning's Modellir-Cartons. Verlag von J. F. Richter, Hamburg". As far as we know he never published designs of his own.

La Constructomanie: La Chapelle russe à Paris, Nr. 41 [russian chapel]

Marcel Vagné Editeur, Pont-à-Mousson about 1861, new edition before 1885
1 sheet 37,8 x 50 cm, black pen-and-ink chalk lithograph, stencil-colored in 7 colors
From the WDN collection
On 12 September 1861 the Russian-othodox cathedral  St. Alexander Newskij at 12 rue Daru, Pariswas inaugurated. The model give the impression that it is a solitary building; in fact you can see a full view of the entrance facade only when looking from the rue Pierre le Grand.

Hochhaus. Rascacielos. Sky Scraper. Construction moderne très élevée, Nr. 4142
Designer: Bernhard Wolf
Jos. Scholz, Mainz 1932
4 sheet 33 x 43 cm, offset lithograph (5 colors)
From the WDN collection
The publisher does not say precisely after what building this model was designed. They just call it "the type of Americam skyscraper that rises up to 27 stories". However, the model is intriguingly similar to the "Daily News Building" (2nd Avenue/E 42nd Street) in New York that was completed in 1930.
Das Völkerschlacht-Denkmal in Leipzig - Le monument de la bataille des nations - The monument of the battle of the nations, Nr. 852-854
Designer: Otto Westphal
J. F. Schreiber, Esslingen 1933
3 sheets 36 x 43 cm, offset lithograph (4 colors)
From the WDN collection
The victory over Napoleon in the Battle of Nations, 16.-19. Oktober 1913 near Leipzig, was harbinger of a coming German national state. This is the largest German national monument; located at the outskirts of the city, since 1913 it rises above the city to a height of 91 meters. The relief of St. Michael in armour above the perron is 60 m wide and 18 m high.
Le Château de Thoune - Schloss Thun - The Castle of Thun, Nr. M.1
Stehli Frères, Editeurs / Gebrüder Stehli, Kunstverlag, Zürich 1940
1 sheet 42.5 x 30.5 cm, offset lithograph (4 colors)
From the WDN collection
Thun castle (in Canton Bern, Switzerland) is a town castle of the house of Zähringen. It is situated in an impressive high location above the town, lake and river Aare and is extraodinarily well-preserved.
Le Château de Wildegg - Schloss Wildegg - The Castle of Wildegg, Nr. M.2
Stehli Frères, Editeurs / Gebrüder Stehli, Kunstverlag, Zürich 1940
1 sheet 42.5 x 30.5 cm, offset lithograph (4 colors)
From the WDN collection
Wildegg castle (near Möriken-Wildegg, Canton Aargau, Switzerland) is situated on a foothill of the Kestenberg and is visible from a long distance. Its oldest parts are from the first half of the 13th century, at the same time as Brunegg castle; together they form an outlying fortification for Habsburg castle.
Schloss Nidau - Château de Nidau, Nr. M.21 [Nidau castle]
Stehli Frères, Editeurs / Gebrüder Stehli, Kunstverlag, Zürich 1940
1 sheet 42.5 x 30.5 cm, offset lithograph (4 colors)
From the WDN collection
The Nidau castle, formerly a water castle, is situated on the banks of river Zihl (in Canton Bern, Switzerland). It was founded in 1180 by Ulrich III. of Neuenburg.
o.T. [two bearded jumping jacks], Nr. 3454
Robrahn & Co. Lithographisches Institut, Kunst- und Papierhandlung, Bilderbücher- und Bilderbogenfabrik, Magdeburg about 1875
1 sheet 32,4 x 40 cm, pen-and-ink chalk lithograph, stencil-colored
From the collection of the Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, D-Leipzig (S 1990/051)
The cut-out sheet shows two gentlemen dressed after what was the latest fashion at the time; probably they are attending a horse race. When you pull the string they will try to drive their favorite horse to victory with exuberant gestures.
Modellier-Carton Türkische Moschee, Nr. 40 [Turkish mosque]
Eduard Stange, Fabrik von Goldborten, Luxuspapier und Bilderbogen, Berlin about 1865
1 sheet 36 x 42,3 cm, pen-and-ink chalk lithograph, stencil-colored
From the collection of the Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, D-Leipzig (S 1990/050)
The model presents the typus of a mosque with a courtyard: entrance area, courtyard, prayer hall and minaret. However, the courtyard is only represented as the "front of the building", the prayer hall as its "back". Nevertheless the model gives a pretty good impression of what a muslim house of prayer may look like. Palm trees and staffage figures complete the exotic scene.
sold out
Ankleidefigur [paper dolls – girl and boy in rococo garments], Nr. 450
Oehmigke & Riemschneider Lithographische Druckerei und Verlag, Neuruppin about 1923
1 sheet 33,9 x 41,8 cm, zincography (5 colors)
From the graphics collection of the Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, D-Leipzig (1986/B 147)
The cut-out sheet shows two children in rococo dress. The garments are slightly simplified and adapted to the fashion of the 1920s when the rococo style had a revival in film, bourgeois homes, theater costumes and at masquerade balls.
sold out

 


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