To know what might be “out there” is a great help (can not do without) to the serious prints collector. 99% of all the artist represented have of course no Catalogue Raisoné or “Werkverzeichnis”. Lexicons, (vintage) art magazines, exhibition catalogues, artist lexicons and auction records are the source to find out more. This site, when filled and completed may grow into such a source. It contains the 1000s of hours of “searching, distilling and condensing” invested.
In the case of Moritz von Gruenewaldt however a catalogue of his graphic work was actually published in Berlin on the occasion of his his 50. birthday in 1920 (read the details in his his short biography). It was even updated 5 years later with his most recent new work. Other examples of the few printmakers whom’s catalogue raisoiné was published are Ernst Röttecken, Martin Erich Philipp (not illustrated), Margarethe Geibel (Joseph Fach, Frankfurt), Walter Klemm and Carl Thiemann and perhaps some recently published personal websites (the colour etchings of Tavik Frantisek Simon).
Like MEPH’s colour catalogue of his some 70 woodblock prints (created by the Das-Haus-der-Frau research team: me) this catalogue will be made available (on request) through the administrator of this museum (me again).
In the Archive section you’ll find a (my) choice of his coloured prints. The Lady Amherst pheasant print exists in a small version (below) and much larger and more detailed version (collection). Some of his prints are reminding of the Ver Sacrum artists (duck, kitten etc.).
Dr. Richard Ehrlich (b. 1885 – before 1956)
Natural scientist-zoologist, illustrator, bookplate, graphic artist artist and printmaker. “Dr. rer. nat” and “Dr. phil.” (Dr. of natural science, Dr. of philosophy). Said to have been born in Berlin but also said to be from Austrian descent. Worked in Vienna (1915) and Munich. He iIllustrated the scientific and popular works* (also the English translated editions) of zoologist and ethologist (study of animal behaviour) professor and Nobelprice winner** (physiology-medicine) Karl “Ritter” von Frisch (1886-1982) son of surgeon and urologist Anton von Frisch (1849-1917).
* “Zehn kleine Hausgenossen” 1955, “Ten little housemates (1960), “Zwölf kleine Hausgenossen” (1976), “Twelve little housemates” (1978), describing common house bugs (flies, fleas etc…). Illustrations also by Walt(h)er Soellner.
** In 1973, aged 87, with Nico Tinbergen (1907-1988) and Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) for his life long studies into the behaviour of bees.
Known from from a bookplate created for historian prof. Dr. Wolfgang von Franqué son of Prag gynaecologist Otto von Franqué (1867-1937). Also known from etchings and colour woodblock prints. A color woodblock print of a titmouse is created in the style of Martin Erich Philipp. Married 1929 Magdala Matern (? – after 1956), painter and like her husband “Gebrauchsgraphikerin”. Known graphically by one colour etching of a small village square.
Dresslers KHB 1930: both living Munich, Giselastrasse 6. Member RvbK.
Walter Kaupert: “Internationales Kunst-Adressbuch” edition 1956: “Magd.(ala) Ehrlich-Matern”, Munchen 13, Ainmillerstrasse.
Dear print lover, passing-by visitor and reader:
While this new gallery-museum site is under construction (being build-up, stocked and arranged) priority must be given to first add all the represented artists in the index with works from the collection and if possible with the examples from the archives.
During construction the site is open to visitors, questions, feedback and suggestions.
Read more about the artists, their lives, families and careers in the new and extensive Artist Lexicon: “DAS HAUS DER FRAU, the short biographies” accompanying this exhibition.
Hundreds of new artist biographies, a private publication in 2 Volumes written conveniently in English.
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