Simplicissimus art by F. Schulze

F. Schulze was an obscure 19th-century German illustrator about whom little is known. In 1898 he made one graphic contribution to the celebrated satirical magazine Simplicissimus. It appeared in the 9th issue of that year on page 68. The work in question, 'Der Intendant', is a pantomime comic. It features a rich theatre owner dictating demands to all his employees, from his set builders, over his actors to his dancers. Only in the final panel the situation is turned around, where he bows down to the mighty pen of a theatre critic. When signing the drawing Schulze specified that it was made in Berlin.

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