Einhornreiter (The Unicorn Rider) by Heinrich Richard Teschner

Einhornreiter (The Unicorn Rider) by Heinrich Richard Teschner

Einhornreiter (The Unicorn Rider)

Heinrich Richard Teschner

Title

Einhornreiter (The Unicorn Rider)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1916  
Technique
aquatint in dark teal ink 
Image Size
12 3/4 x 9 13/16" platemark; 11 x 8-5/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
titled on verson in unidentified hand 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22426 
Price
$600.00 
Description

Austrian puppeteer/printmaker Richard Teschner created a world of goblins, elves, gnomes, trolls, aliens, pixies and other mythic creatures for his puppet theater and his prints in the early 20th century, long before Disney and Harry Potter.

This surreal aquatint is of a figure, with a mask and armor (tin man?) riding a dragon-like unicorn, accompanied by its offspring. The trio wends its way through a magic forest and a field of candle-like structures.