Once upon a time

Es war einmal

Illustrated by Joseph Maria Olbrich (Austrian, active in Germany, 1867–1908), Author Georgina Freiin von Rotzmann (German), Printer and Publisher Hofdruckerei Hohmann (German, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Darmstadt, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Bott-Schreyl 1970, no. 347


Overall: 26.2 x 24.6 x 0.5 cm (10 5/16 x 9 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with color lithographs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Darmstadt: Hofdruckerei Hohmann [1904]) 26.2 cm; [12 ff.]; original publisher’s color- and gilt-printed purple paper wrappers.

Darmstadt: Hofdruckerei Hohmann [1904]


Private Collection (United States); acquired by F. A. Bernett Inc. (Boston, MA); from whom purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund