Wilhelm Seib

Seib, Wilhelm

Austrian sculptor (1854-1924). Autograph quotation signed. Spannberg. 19.07.1916. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
180 € (84694/BN55202)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "Wir armen Künstler müßen jetzt dulden, | Müßen entbehren, zum erbleichen [!], | Machen Schulden auf Schulden, | Die wir niemals begleichen. | Aber auf Eines, das hoffen wir, | Sonst thun wir niemehr was mal'n, | Unsere Feinde, alle Vier | Müssten unsere Gläubiger zahl'n [...]". - A member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus since 1890, Seib received commissions throughout the Habsburg Monarchy. His oeuvre comprises portrait and architectural sculpture as well as funerary monuments and memorials.

- Small creases near upper left corner. 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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