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Girl’s Head I Mädchenkopf by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Gilden's Art Gallery (IFPDA)



Edition Size: 75

Sheet Size: 36.6 x 27.9 cm


Condition: Good

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Rottluff, Germany 1884 – 1976 Berlin (German)

Title: Girl’s Head I Mädchenkopf, 1920

Technique: Original Hand Signed Etching on Wove Paper

Paper size: 36.6 x 27.9 cm. / 14.4 x 11 in.
Image size: 23.8 x 17.5 cm. / 9.4 x 7 in.

Additional Information: This original etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist “S. Rottluff” at the lower right margin.
It is also inscribed with the artist’s Werknummer [work number] “2013” at the lower left margin.
It was printed by Fritz Voigt, Berlin in 1920.

Literature: Schapire, R. & Rathenau, E. (1987). Karl Schmidt-Rottluff: Das Graphische Werk Bis 1923. Berlin: Vormals Euphorion Verlag.
Reference: Schapire R. 30

Condition: Very good condition. Very pale moisture staining along the left sheet edge. The right margin unevenly trimmed.


The Artist

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

German painter and printmaker Karl Schmidt-Rottluff was born in Rottluff, now known as Chemnitz in December 1884 and was famed for his expressionist landscapes and nudes. He started his academic life by studying architecture, but, after meeting some other artists (Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Fritz Bleyl), he became one of the founders of expressionist art group Die Brücke (The Bridge). He served in the army 1915-1918, moving afterwards to Berlin, where he met his wife, Emy Frisch and settled for the remainder of his life.

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