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")

1902

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")

1902

etching

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.


References:


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"].  

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