Letzte Stunde - Clemens Braun auf dem Sterbebett (Last Hour - Clemens Brown on his deathbed) by Conrad Felixmuller

Letzte Stunde - Clemens Braun auf dem Sterbebett (Last Hour - Clemens Brown on his deathbed) by Conrad Felixmuller

Letzte Stunde - Clemens Braun auf dem Sterbebett (Last Hour - Clemens Brown on his deathbed)

Conrad Felixmuller

Title

Letzte Stunde - Clemens Braun auf dem Sterbebett (Last Hour - Clemens Brown on his deathbed)

 
Artist
Year
1933  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
15 1/2 x 19 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right; initalled in plate, lower right image 
Edition Size
not editioned, proofs only 
Annotations
annotated in German: "Herr Prof. H. A. Muller / Leipzig / mit (unreadable) dank (unreadable) / 9.5.33" 
Reference
Dusseldorf 277; Wv.Sohn 410 
Paper
printed on an antique-white wove. 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20145 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description

This woodcut is a deathbed portrait of musician, teacher, composer and organist Clemens Braun (1862-1933) who Felixmuller knew in Dresden. It is quite rare, it was not editioned and has not appeared at auction in recent years.

This impression is annotated to Professor Hans Alexander Muller, also a printmaker. It is dated May 9, 1933. Muller is noted artist and one of Felixmuller's friends in Leipzig. The print was folded in half, perhaps at printing, perhaps by Mulller when he moved to the U.S. It has been reinforced on the verso.

As an avant-garde, Expressionist artist, Felixmuller was reviled by the Nazis who included his works in the 1933 and 1937 German exhibits of "degenerate" art.