Hugo Erfurth

Portrait of artist Heinrich Vogeler,




Hugo Erfurth (Halle/Saale 1874–1948 Gaienhofen)

Portrait of artist Heinrich Vogeler (1872-1942)


vintage hand-pulled photogravure on China paper, flush-mounted to board

21,8 x 16,5 cm (image)

blindstamp in lower right corner: "HUGO ERFURTH DRESDEN 1911" 

Signed, dedicated and dated by the subject Heinrich Vogeler in pencil in upper left: "Heinrich Vogeler s/l. Lau Weihnacht 1911" [dear friend (seinem lieben) Lau Christmas 1911]

The Daulton Collection 

A fine tonal print in very good condition.

The Pictorialists and portraitists around the turn of the century often used hand-pulled photogravures because of their fine rendition.  Hugo Erfurth often produced pigment prints, giving his work an almost painterly quality. This photogravure follows that aesthetic. 

Erfurth's studio and his photo archives in Cologne were largely destroyed by bombing in 1943.




Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection