Clara Telge & “Das Alte Land”
Clara is not known as a printmaker. She was one of those talented young women that came from a prosperous and well to do family and was allowed to have an artistic career by her liberal parents. I stumbled over her in my research and came to know of a wonderful story about Hamburg, her father who made his fortune in China and this book that was originally meant for the children in her guest house while visiting “das Alte Land” just west of the great city of Hamburg.
I am not sure if there’s a copyright problem showing the pictures from this book. Since there are no commercial motivations I suppose it is OK. Readers are advised to find and order a copy of the book (if still available) and it was decided sharing the pictures and honouring this forgotten artist is a good enough excuse. If there is any problem I will of course remove the pictures shown.