Chiemsee by Anton Joseph Friedrich Schutz

Chiemsee by Anton Joseph Friedrich Schutz

Chiemsee

Anton Joseph Friedrich Schutz

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Title

Chiemsee

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
aquatint printed in blue-black ink 
Image Size
7 1/2 x 9 1/2" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
proof, edition not stated 
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left margin. 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy buff wove paper 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14352 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Chiemsee is a lake in Bavaria, often called the "Bavarian Sea". There are three islands, this being a view of Frauenchiemsee, a 38-acre island that is home to a Benedictine nunnery, built in 782, which is surrounded by a small village. The nuns make a liquor called Klosterlik├Âr (cloister liquor) and marzipan (almond paste). This moonlit view is from the mainland, the bell tower of the nunnery visible at the right of the island.

Anton Schutz was born on April 19 1894 in Berndorf, Rhineland, of Franco-German parentage. He studied at the University of Munich in 1912; served in the German army on the Western and Eastern Front 1914-18 and was decorated with Iron Cross First Class and Turkish Silver Star. He returned to the University of Munich and was admitted to the Royal Academy of Fine Art in 1919 receiving degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture in 1920.

He became well-established as an etcher of German landscapes, cityscapes, and idyllic landscapes in 1922. Schutz emigrated to America in 1924 and met etcher Joseph Pennell who introduced him to other etchers. In 1925 Schutz founded the New York Graphic Society, Inc.

 

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