The Haystack / 1906

Schmutzer, Ferdinand
Early 20th Century
Soft ground etching


Black ink on ivory paper

Not signed

Image: 8 ⅜” x 12 ⅛”

Sheet: 10 ¾” x 15 ¼”

Condition: very good / a few very faint traces of foxing in margins / no tears or creases / back side: linen tape along one edge, remnants of Japanese hinging tissue along top edge (see photo) – neither material shows any trace of staining or degradation

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Ferdinand Schmutzer (Vienna, 1870–1928) was a famous etcher and engraver, from a family of such.  He is now celebrated for his photographs as well, since their discovery in a Viennese attic in 2001.

His great-grandfather, Jacob Matthias Schmutzer, was the founding father of the Vienna Academy.


Photo: Self-portrait by Ferdinand Schmutzer / Historic print, public domain, Wikimedia

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