Hermann Freye

Freye, Hermann

German painter (1844-1921). Autograph quotation signed. Klotzsche. 14.09.1917. (Oblong) 8vo (postcard). 1½ pp.
$ 193 / 180 € (84394/BN54899)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "Was ich nicht vor manchem Jahr schuf u. war, - Wird vielleicht nicht ganz vergessen, - Doch vermesssen - Würd mir's entschieden scheinen, - Wollt' ich meinen, - Dass ein Autograph von mir - Eine Zier - Für Ihr Album geben sollt', - Doch gewollt - Haben Sie's, nun denn so sei's! So schickt es Ihnen der Zittergreis [...]". - Commissioned to paint the Dresden court theatre, Freye was involved with this project led by the painter Friedrich Gonne from 1875 to 1877 before applying himself to religious painting from 1878 as well as teaching at the Dresden Academy of Arts from 1891 onwards.

- Small ink spots 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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