German painter (1866-1945). Autograph quotation signed. [Postmark: Rothenburg]. 30.09.1917. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "O diese Weinpreise! [...]". - Specialized in genre painting and portraiture, Philippi settled in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in 1906, where he co-founded the "Rothenburger Künstlerbund". A portfolio of high-quality reproductions of his paintings was published by the Kunstwart publishing house, which sparked his nationwide success. - Some pink ink spots; traces of a postmark. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.