Charlotte Rollius (1882 - 1946) 


This small (12 x 16 cm.) was acquired as created by an unidentified, illegible artist. When something is too good to be true…….. it usually is…… 

But this time it was true.  “Abendstimmung”:  A study or an amuse?   


One of Emil Orliks students and working also close with him possibly as assistant. Until a few years ago almost uniformly mistaken as “Charlotte Rollins” after a mis-spelling in an article by Malcolm Salaman in the renowned “the Studio” magazine which was accompanied by a reproduction of “Rosen un Fuchsien”. 

While all her known print have shown-up over the decades an original copy  “Roses and Fuchsias” never appeared in any sale room. One of the most “wanted” and saught after printmakers. Known by just a dozen prints.  Representing Charlotte Rollius with 4 examples underlines the “status” of this special collection of German Women Modern Printmakers. 

The archive proofs she was experimenting colour variations with the blocks.   

February 2024 7 (!) pictures of (besides the large bouquet of tulips) never before seen prints by Charlotte and her portrait  were added: courtesy of  Charlotte’s grand nephew  who recently found them in a box. 

Nos: 1, 3 8, 9, 10 11 and 12  

Print she made collaborating with Emil Orlik