Miniature Help please. 14 letter surname?!?

Discussion in 'Art' started by jsnggltt, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    her name is Meta Glücksbaum
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  2. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

  3. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Plukebaum. You are right! Note treatment of white cat's fur. The first cat lady's are also sweeter than the OP's.

    And I have awful handwriting. One style for scrabble notes to myself (which mostly I cannot read the next day), a print style if I want someone else to be able to read it, a cursive which wavers all over the place...and others.

    All awful.
  4. jsnggltt

    jsnggltt Well-Known Member

    Appears to be etching (under loupe)
    Signature is graphite. Think the size probably affected the M (hard to make those loops at that scale : )
  5. jsnggltt

    jsnggltt Well-Known Member

    Interesting, do you think it’s the same artist?

    I can find almost zero info on either of them except general time period.
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  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I would guess etching against a mezzotint background, based the textures (and assuming it to be an intaglio print).

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  7. jsnggltt

    jsnggltt Well-Known Member

    She apparently favored fine drypoint etching (if the online descriptions of her work are to be trusted) and the edges of this piece would seem to agree.
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  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    Plückebaum seems to have been of "proper" German breed.ückebaum
    Glücksbaum is probably a wrong reading somewhere along the line; although I wouldn't exclude that there were two artists; for the moment I think Glücksbaum is coming into the game somewhere on the US side because it's a very typical jewish family name - probably made up by the German authorities in the 1880s and later in the eastern parts - , which would exclude that she worked in Germany and was part of the "Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung".ße_Deutsche_Kunstausstellung
  9. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    If you look at the Wikipedia article and translate it into English, some sources for Meta Plückebaum are listed at the end. There's actually quite a bit. Everything listed is either in German or French, which is to be expected. And some of the most authoritative ones are listed in the printed version. An online version of those might exist, possibly only in subscription form, though.ückebaum
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  10. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    don't use Thieme - Becker. I once gave a collection 50 to 60 items - of paintings, aquarelle, graphics to be auctioned in Dresden because they were from the collection of an artist that fled to Switzerland in 1944. the auction house - all people brought up in the GDR - worked with it - complete pre-war krappo of the worst ! not brought up to today's informations, never updated during the GDR era. missing paintings of Dresden and Meissen artists I brought them were not known.
    in the end I threw half of it in the dump because I was so fed up.
    I made a substantial gain anyways because the artist's son knew nothing about art and tried to sell them via a friend of his in Northern Italy and was refused...
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