Richard Friese

Friese, Richard

German painter and taxidermist (1854-1918). Autograph quotation signed. Berlin. 26.10.1910. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
$ 197 / 180 € (84396/BN54901)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "Hier das gewünschte Autogramm [...]". - Considered one of the best German animal painters and especially noted for his vivid depictions of lions in the desert, Friese started studying in Berlin at the age of 16. He and opened his own studio in 1880 and visited Syria, Palestine, Norway, Spitsbergen and Canada. - 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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