Hugo Berwald-Schwerin

Berwald-Schwerin, Hugo

German sculptor (1863-1937). Autograph signature. Berlin Wilmersdorf. 20.08.1908. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
180 € (84301/BN54804)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau. - Supported by the ducal court in Schwerin throughout his career, Berwald specialized in bronze or marble portrait busts and statues, his motifs including German royalty as well as religious themes; his masterpiece shows the Crucifixion. - Traces of a postmark; a few small ink spots. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.

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