Carl Strathmann

Strathmann, Carl

German painter and illustrator (1866-1939). Autograph signature. Munich. 16.09.1917. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
$ 192 / 180 € (84723/BN55231)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau. - A representative of Art Nouveau and Symbolism, Strathmann produced illustrations for magazines including "Pan", "Jugend" and "Simplicissimus", as well as flower still lifes. He created a scandal with his 1894/1895 painting "Salambo", which showed a scene from Gustave Flaubert's like-named novel with a snake entwined around a girl. - A few faint ink spots. 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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