Fritz Schwimbeck

The Offering [Das Opfer]


pen and ink on paper


Fritz Schwimbeck (1889-1972)

"The Offering" ["Das Opfer"]


pen and black ink on firm wove paper

40,9 x 29,4 cm

Tha Daulton Collection

in black pen lower left, signed and dated: "F. Schwimbeck [19]15"

also inscribed in pencil on right: "Prof. Fritz Schwimbeck"

verso upper left inscribed in black pen "(Umgezeichnet [redrawn] April 1915)" as well as titled in pencil (by the artist?) "Das Opfer"

This sheet is the highly-finished preparatory drawing for plate V of Schwimbeck's portfolio of etchings "Werden und Vergehen" ["Creation and Death," also known as "Becoming and Passing Away"], published in 1919 by the Munich publishing house Parcus & Co.  

The Daulton Collection owns finished preparatory drawings for five of the plates of that portfolio.


Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California