August Brömse

Tod und Mädchen, 

etchings and aquatints,

trial proofs outside The Amsterdam portfolio

circa 1901-02


August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

Der Traum (The Dream)

circa 1901

etching, aquatint, and drypoint on Japan paper

trial proof

20,2 x 13,4 cm

The Daulton Collection

Exhibition History:

"Alfred Kubin: Confessions of a Tortured Soul," Leopold Museum, Vienna, April 16 - July 24, 2022

A rare rejected plate for Brömse's first print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.  This state does not appear in the published literature on Brömse and his work; and this impression may be unique.  For a much different, probably earlier, state of this rejected plate, see Gabriela Kašková, ed., Schattenseiten: August Brömse und Kathrin Brömse (Regensburg: Stiftung Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg, 2011), pg. 39, Kat. 27.

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Erlösung" ("Salvation")


etching and aquatint in colors

trial proof

29 x 21 cm

signed in pencil lower right: "A. Brömse"

titled in pencil lower left: "Erlösung"

The Daulton Collection

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

August Brömse (Czech, 1873-1925)

"Eine Tote" ("A Death")



24 x 42,5 cm (sheet)

signed in pencil lower right: "August Brömse"

The Daulton Collection

Plate 12 from Brömse's print cycle, Tod und Mädchen.  This impression is a signed proof of the commonly encountered version that was published as an unsigned art supplement in Die Graphischen Künste, Vol. 30, 1907, after page 106.


Karel M. Kuzmany, "Jüngere österreichische Graphiker," Die Graphischen Künste, Vol. 30, 1907, pg. 110: "'Eine Tote' wird schließlich über die stygische, dunkle Flut vom Knochenmann sorglich heimgeleitet, auf dem Rücken eines schlangenähnlichen Gebildes" ["'A dead' woman is finally carefully led home over the Stygian, dark flood by the skeleton, on the back of a snake-like structure"].  


The Daulton Collection