Einhornreiter (The Unicorn Rider) by Richard Heinrich Teschner

Einhornreiter (The Unicorn Rider) by Richard Heinrich Teschner

Einhornreiter (The Unicorn Rider)

Richard Heinrich 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 verso in unidentified hand 
Reference
from the "Album of Eight Etchings" 
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 Javanese inspired puppet theater and his prints in the early 20th century Vienna, Austria.

This surreal aquatint is of a figure, with a mask and armor 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. It was similar to, but not included in, a series of prints he did between 1914 and 1916 titled "Album of Eight Original Etchings".