German painter and etcher (1852-1918). Autograph quotation signed. [Postmark: Charlottenburg]. 10.11.1917. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1½ pp.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "Verehrtester, leider kann ich Ihrem Wunsche nicht in der von Ihnen gewünschten Form nachkommen. Aber immerhin mag Ihnen meine Unterschrift genügen [...]". - Studying at the Düsseldorf Academy and the Weimar School of Arts around 1870, von Schennis specialized in landscape painting inspired by study tours to Paris and Italy, especially Rome, and was a well-known collector of art, books, coins, and gobelins. - Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.