Das Grosse Tier II by Richard Muller

Das Grosse Tier II by Richard Muller

Das Grosse Tier II

Richard Muller

Title

Das Grosse Tier II

 
Artist

Richard Muller

  1874 - 1954 (biography)
Year
1919  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
11 x 2" 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 85  
Annotations
title, lower left margin; "Lati 4/85", lower right margin 
Reference
Gunther 85 
Paper
blue gray laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
10815 
Price
$750.00 
Description
Symbolist printmaker Richard Muller did this etching in 1919 at the end of the German Revolution, after WWI. Muller depicts the Russian military as a large, carrion eating Marabou Stork, also called the "Undertaker Stork," with a "halo" around its head and a chest full of medals. Down at its feet are the German people, potential snacks for the bird.