Friday, 16 November 2012

NOID 12: Tiger head

Found in an older German auction catalogue this wonderful 1916 tigerhead print. Who ever the artist may be, I think this is one fine print. The rendering of the fur and how well the unknown printmaker choose the, just two, color blocks is quite astonishing. Please help to identify this artist and wouldn't it be  great to find more of his work. He (or she?) certainly deserves it. It could be a Ernst (Erich?) Schmid (Armid?) 1916.
Altough not as fierce a beast it could easily compete with tiger prints by Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel (1881-1965) and Norbertine Bresslern-Roth (1891-1978).

And John Dickinson Batten (1860-1932) in the Studio 1901. There are quite a few other tigers in lino and woodblock prints shown recently in befriended Blogs (see Bloglist). 
Contemporary German artist Jürgen Stieler created his tigerprint in 2010 with just one color block, an enviable achievement.

And what about Clara L. Yonge (who-ever she may have been) ? She was most probably an Australian printmaker active in the 1920's. I've showed some of the few examples of her prints before but not this print tiltled "Snarling Tiger" but is actually  a leopard.    

all pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly and educational use   

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