Karl Stauffer-Bern

Various Etchings,

signed proof impressions



Karl Stauffer-Bern (Trubschachen 1857-1891 Florenz)

Portrait of the artist Adolf Menzel in Profile facing Right



34 x 24 cm. (13.5 x 9.4 in.)

in pencil, signed lower right: "Stauffer Bern"

Lehrs 12

The Daulton Collection owns another impression of the Menzel portrait, this impression signed and dedicated to his teacher Paul Volmar:

Karl Stauffer-Bern (Trubschachen 1857-1891 Florence)

Portrait of the artist Adolf Menzel in Profile facing Right


etching on laid paper with watermark "VAN GELDER"

platemark 31,8 x 23,8 cm; sheet 56,5 x 45,2 cm

dedicated by the artist in pencil to Paul Volmar at lower right, signed, and dated: "Seinem alten Lehrer Herrn P. Volmar / in Dankbarkeit der Autor / Stauffer-Bern / 2 III 86."

The Daulton Collection

Lehrs 12/VI (from VII)


Collection Paul Volmar (1832-1906)

Private collection Switzerland 

Condition: heavily browned and with light margins; upper part of the sheet with horizontal fold in the paper and backed tear; with paper loss at upper right.

Paul Volmar (1832-1906) was a Swiss painter, who taught at the Berner Kunstschule (Berne School of Arts). 

Karl Stauffer-Bern (Trubschachen 1857-1891 Florenz)

Portrait of the artist Peter Halm in three-quarter profile to the right


etching in reddish brown on firm wove paper

state V (of X), before the year and removal of the burr in the etched inscription

21,8 x 15,8 cm. (8.5 x 6.2 in.)

in pencil, dedicated and signed lower right: "sl. W. Liche [or Siche] freundschaftl von K. Stauffer Bern"

in pencil, dated lower right: "30 Oktober [?] 86"

Magnificent impression with a wide margin and with the deckle edge on the right.

Condition: minimally dusty and slightly foxed; otherwise, a very good copy. 

Lehrs 10

"This portrait of artist Peter Halm (1854-1923), etched from a photograph, occupied Karl Stauffer-Bern for over a year. He began work in the summer of 1885 and by January 1887 the plate was still unfinished. Stauffer-Bern often used the fifth state as a gift, as shown by the various specimens with detailed dedications mentioned by Max Lehrs in the catalogue raisonne. However, Lehrs was not aware of a colored print like the one presented here [which may be unique]."  B

Karl Stauffer-Bern (Trubschachen 1857-1891 Florenz)

Liegender weiblicher Akt [Lying Female Nude]


etching on light cardboard

proof impression

image 13,7 × 24,6 cm (5 3/8 × 9 5/8 in.); sheet 29 × 40,5 cm (11 3/8 × 16 in.)

in pencil, handwritten dedication, signature ("Stauffer"), and date ("13.1.88") lower right 

The dedication provides in part: "Es ist der einzige Druck den ich noch habe von dem Wallon, ein reiner Probedruck, ...." ["It's the only print I have left of the Wallon, a pure trial print, ...."]

Lehrs 22 Provenance: Paul Lindenberg, Berlin (1888 received from the artist); Martin Breslau, Berlin; Max Biach, Vienna (acquired 1906 from Martin Breslau, presumably until 1912); Dr. Heinrich Stinnes, Cologne (until 1932); Dr. Heinrich Stinnes estate (until 1936); Private Collection, Germany (acquired 1936 at Hollstein & Puppel, Berlin), thence by descent to the owner who sold at auction to Jack Daulton in 2019

Karl Stauffer-Bern (Trubschachen 1857-1891 Florenz)

Portrait of the poet Gustav Freytag



34.4 x 23.9 cm. (13.5 x 9.4 in.)

in pencil, handwritten dedication, signature ("Stauffer Bern"), and date ("14.2.87") lower right 

Lehrs 30



Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California