Friday, 14 April 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter boss !

Just kidding, 
this great  
The artist supposedly was read Jan Mümmelmann by the seller of this print ...........................

But Jan Mümmelman happens to be the German equivalent of the Easter hare (so in fact a cousin to Bugs Bunny, maybe he even was: in a way related). Bugs  was  born in  1940: his father: American Leon Schlesinger (1884 - 1949). 

Jam Mümmelmann was an invention of "Heimatkünstler" (home town, or near home  artist) and writer Hermann Löns (1866-1914).  A rather interesting figure who was killed in the beginning of WW-I. Read his biography in Wikipedia (follow the link).   

It is the signature that keeps bugging me ......... Hisg. ....mann     '23 ?? 

Researching the German (women) printmakers of this era (1910-1940) I'm always amazed by the sheer number of fine artists. Nevertheless I have nu clue as to who made or could have made this print. Wonderful it is and I challenge readers to cracking the signature or any other suggestions: please.  

As always: all help is much appreciated, before I shall continue with the legacy of Käthe Kuntze. 

All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only. 

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