This print was found several years ago in a British gallery, signed E. Gericke. After some research it was attributed to Berlin book illustrator Else Gericke and was a long time the only known to me example of a graphic work by her. Writing her representation for this website and fact checking a second work happened to have surfaced and is currently offered the Frankfurt Gallery of Joseph Fach, attributed to Else Gericke-HEINTZE. Her biography (besides some mentioning as illustrator working in Berlin nothing came to light) was updated and the new example archived. A seated nude (drawing ) signed E. Gericke is another example.
Without a full name she could be confused with Eugenie Gericke a like-wise obscured and little known Düsseldorf artist known with her also artistic sister Helene Gericke. And then there’s Katharine Gericke: she is represented in this collection.