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Painting, "Departure of a Bavarian express coach from the Giglberg coaching station"

Niels Simonsen1835

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

In this painting by Danish artist Niels Simonsen (1807–85), a postilion blows a post horn to signal departure: the express mail coach is about to leave. A latecomer, surprised by the post horn in the middle of his meal, is directed to the departing express mail coach. Simonsen's painting not only describes the express mail's punctuality, it also conveys the idea of a completely liberal mode of transport, without regard for the rank and eminence of its passengers.

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  • Title: Painting, "Departure of a Bavarian express coach from the Giglberg coaching station"
  • Creator: Niels Simonsen (1807 - 1885)
  • Date Created: 1835
  • Location Created: Nähe Miesbach, Region um Tegernsee und Wendelstein, Bayern, Deutschland
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Öl auf Leinwand

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