Max Ernst Pietschmann (Francois Laubnitz) 1903
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Max Ernst Pietschmann (Francois Laubnitz) 1865-1952, German painter/etcher, symbolist artist of the 1890s, working in the German tradition of Max Klinger and Arnold Böcklin, studied at the Art Academy in Dresden. His tutors included Leon Pohle and Ferdinand Pauwels. Pietschmann was one of the artists' colony in Goppeln to near Dresden, which specialized in outdoor painting. He spent two years with Hans Unger in Italy, after which he continued his studies at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he mainly dealt with life drawing.
An extremely fine mezzotint which is bright with unfaded colour in brown ink. The image size measuring approximately 18 cms. x 23 cms. (7 x 9¼ ins) with a very fine but evident plate mark impression, on a laid paper sheet size 23 cms x 32 cms. (9 x 13 ins.)
An original etching as published in The Studio's Representative Art of Our Time, published in 1903.
Unframed and unmounted, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is very good with handling marks condusive with age.