This small etching (10.7 x 10.7 cm). probably served as cover illustration of his 1914 folio “Scènes de la vie Parisienne”. The prints, 12 etched scenes (in oblong format of 10.7 x 43.3 cm.) of Paris life were published in Paris before returning to Germany in 1914.
He lived studied, worked and exhibited in Paris 1906-14 with his brother Wilhelm in a Bohemian household. In 1928 critic Paul Horn (“Grafikkenner”) valued these etchings as: “fraglos beste deutsche Grafik”……..
To my knowledge no Catalogue Raisonnée (“Werkverzeichnis”) or serious artist monograph was ever undertaken.
Research delivered some (possible) examples and 5 titles:
Allée du Luxembourg, 1911; Au Jardin du Luxembourg, 1911; Le pecheur (Der Fischer), 1911; Moulin de la Galette, 1911 and Scène de Bal au Moulin Rouge, 1912
> All extra information concerning this album (and his Paris etchings) would be very welcomed <
A complete set sold in auction in 2024 fetched 2500€ + costs.