Otto Henry Bacher; 'Danube'
'Auf Staufa Bruck' Danube
plate signed etching
Product Code: FINE 3AA-2
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Otto Henry Bacher
Otto Henry Bacher; 1856 – 1909. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a family of German descent. Otto first studied art at the age of sixteen with local genre trompe l'oeil still-life artist, DeScott Evans. After a short period in Philadelphia, where he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Bacher returned to Cleveland then in company with fellow Clevelanders Willis Seaver Adams and Sion Wenban, left in 1878 for Europe, where he studied at the Royal Academy in Munich and with Cincinnati artist Frank Duveneck. Following Duveneck to Italy, he became a friend of James MacNeill Whistler, who printed some of his Venetian etchings on Bacher's press.
A finely executed etching which is bright and unfaded in rich dark brown ink. The image measuring approximately 21 cms. x 7 cms, (8 x 3 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression, on a wove paper sheet size of 30 cms. x 17 cms, (12 x 6½ ins.)
Signed, titled and dated in the image bottom right.
Unframed and unmounted, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is very good.
Cat; Fine 3AA-2