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“Altona, Königstrasse ” 

A wonderful drawing (etching) of this iconic Hamburg-Altona street. He saw and etched the world before Operation Gomorrah destroyed most of Hamburg in 1944. The print was found in 2022, while it is all happening again: in Ukraine, Mariupol, Odessa. 

Ernst Vollbrecht is a forgotten Hamburg artist. Although not many of his graphic works by his hand are delivered to us, because Operation Gomorrah destroyed his house, studio and most of his works, I was to meet him, again, at Blankenese-strand. 

This  example of his graphic-etching skills are strongly reminding of the city-views by my favourite etcher: Erna Frank.  

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