Brauer was born in Leipzig, known also as an illustrator and sculptor and he or his close relatives probably/possibly immigrated (after WW-II?) to New-Zealand. The artist be-quested several of his works to the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand in 1965.
The bird of paradise was acquired many years ago, the parrot (macaw) was found in December 2022 and no doubt because of the illegible signature did not find an immediate buyer. I honestly believe his obscured and forgotten printmaker deserves a better place in the history of fine printmaking.
Below some more small sized etched examples (lucky finds) in this collection by this artist.