August Brömse

Tod und Mӓdchen, 

The Amsterdam Portfolio,

14 color etchings and aquatints,

circa 1901-02

 
In 1912, at the Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung in Amsterdam, Czech artist August Brömse exhibited and sold an extraordinary portfolio consisting of unique color variations of his first, and most highly regarded, print cycle Tod und Mädchen [Death and the Maiden].  One hundred years later, in 2012, The Daulton Collection acquired this one-of-a kind, 14-print portfolio, here published for the first time.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Liebe" ["Love"]

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 25,5 x 19,5 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Liebe"

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A unique color variation of Plate 1 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Eine verlorenes Paradies" ["A Lost Paradise"]

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 13,9 x 16,7 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "A. Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Ein verlorenes Paradies"

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A unique color variation of Plate 2 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht" 

["A Frost Fell in the Spring Night"]

1901

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 12,8 x 17,8 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "A. Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht"

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A unique color variation of Plate 3 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Schlimme Nächte" ["Bad Nights"

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 14,8 x 19,9 cm

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A unique color variation of Plate 4 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Am Fenster" ["At (By) the Window"]

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 16,4 x 9,5 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "A. Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Am Fenster"

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A unique color variation of Plate 5 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Ein altes Lied" ["An Old Song"]

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 20 x 30,2 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Ein altes Lied"

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A unique color variation of Plate 6 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Im Park" ["In the Park"]

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 26 x 19,7 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Im Park"

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A unique color variation of Plate 7 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Doch schaudert Leben vor dem Tod" 

["But Life Shudders Before Death"]

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 25,9 x 19,8 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Doch schaudert Leben vor dem Tod"

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A unique color variation of Plate 8 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Ein Totentanz"

["A Dance of Death"]

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 21,5 x 29,3 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Ein Totentanz"

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A unique color variation of Plate 9 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Ich Komme" ["I am Coming"]

1901

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 23,7 x 29,9 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Ich Komme"

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A unique color variation of Plate 10 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Fliehendes Leben" ["Life Fleeing (Escaping)"]

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 19,8 x 28,1 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "fliehendes Leben"

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A unique color variation of Plate 11 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Eine Tote" ("A Death")

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 13,2 x 29,8 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Eine Tote"

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A rich, unique color variation of Plate 12 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Erlösung" ("Salvation")

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

trial proof

plate 29,6 x 20,9 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Erlösung"

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This print is a magnificent, unique color variation of Plate 13 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.  

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Auffindung" ["Discovery"]

1902

etching and aquatint in colors

plate 22 x22 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Aüffindung"

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A unique color variation of Plate 14 from Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.

August Brömse, 
exhibition label (for the etching "Ein altes Lied," 1902), 
handwriting on printed paper, apparently in the hand of the artist himself
Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung Amsterdam 1912, 
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General References for August Brömse's print cycle Tod und Mädchen:

Gabriela Kašková, ed., Schattenseiten: August Brömse und Kathrin Brömse (Regensburg: Stiftung Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg, 2011), pgs. 24-53 (a chapter providing the most detailed examination of this cycle to date).


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