Bruno Goldschmitt


pencil on paper,



Bruno Goldschmitt (Nuremberg 1881-1964 Munich)

Esther, preparatory drawing for the woodcut series "Esther"

circa 1917-1918

pencil on paper

approx. 17,5 x 13 cm

lower right in pencil signed "Bruno Goldschmitt"

lower left in artist's hand in pencil inscribed (titled?)

bottom right in another hand dated: "1918"

bottom left in ink the collection stamp of Heinrich Stinnes (Lugt 4436)

Provenance: ex coll. Heinrich Stinnes (1867-1932), the greatest German print collector of his day

In 1918, for the Munich publisher Hans von Weber, artist Bruno Goldschmitt produced a series of eight woodcuts to illustrate the Narrative Books of the Old Testament [Erzählenden Bücher des Alten Testaments], specifically Volume 1, The Book of Esther and the Book of Job [Das Buch Esther und das Buch Hiob].  The Daulton Collection owns seven preparatory drawings for these woodcuts (each in pencil and one drawing in black ink over pencil).  The Daulton Collection also owns ten signed preparatory drawings by Goldschmitt (circa 1923, charcoal on waste paper, approx. 29,3 x 21,4 each) to Goethe's play Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisener Hand


Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection