Granny’s slippers and sowing basket (sw. mormors tøfler med sykorg)
Even with the help of the translated Swedish writing on the back, obviously by the previous owners and a local newspaper clipping the printmaker was directly not identifiable. But with some perseverance Dutch born and Otto Pankok student and well known Düsseldorf painter, sculptor and printmaker Peter Royen was identified. Writing his short biography it was nowhere mentioned he also exhibited 1961 in Sweden Bergagård, Danderyd just North of Stockholm which has (or had) a small (graphics) exhibition facility ……. Here the 1959 print was sold.
Althbough outside the mainframe of this collection (German women printmakers born 1850-1900 this print was just too nice not to acquire when the opportunity was there.
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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