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German Artist? Drawing of Leer Germany & Leda River 1780?

 
 
Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 11:31 am
Hi.

Any information on the artist would be greatly appreciated! I was able to translate some of the text (but not all). So far this is what I have -

"LEER
horizontal space on the leda with town hall construction site (few words) townhouse (1780) and the churches of the Lutheran and Reformed Catholic community"

I can't make out the signature or figure it out.

The drawing is signed and numbered (4 out of 30)

https://d324imu86q1bqn.cloudfront.net/uploads/asset/attachment/746779/optimized.jpg

https://ello-direct-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/0f2e7ed2-eb27-4611-b561-58b476c7bcf5/ello-75bcb35a-f659-4bda-86bf-a92b1b9074a3.jpeg
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 12:48 pm
Are you sure it's a drawing and not a print? Prints are usually numbered like that.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 12:52 pm
@izzythepush,
Right. It's a print of a presumably original drawing..
Still interesting though, to me, sort of an urban life enthusiast.
When printed?

I love my Lucca print, which I think I paid thirty dollars for in a street sale in Lucca, no big deal except that it is directly in my sight, 25 or so feet away, when I open my front door.
timur
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 12:52 pm
@sevenjamesr,
I would say the signature is Erich Kupfer but can't find anything about him..
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 01:00 pm
@timur,
Agree on the name.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 01:06 pm
@ossobuco,
I've got a signed print by Featherstone Rogers. Mines on the left.
http://images.denhams.com/423/423lot732.jpg

A drawing/painting would be worth quite a lot, prints not nearly as much, but I only paid a quid for it.
sevenjamesr
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 01:16 pm
@izzythepush,
If i turn the paper over, you can see the ink that came through. Its def an original in my opinion.
sevenjamesr
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 01:17 pm
@timur,
Thats what I thought as well, I knew Kupfer but I couldnt make out the Erich. Thank you!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 01:18 pm
@sevenjamesr,
Ink comes through prints as well, and they are original in their own way. The only way to find out for sure is to ask an expert. Having said that, the artist seems unknown so it might not be worth much either way.
sevenjamesr
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 01:23 pm
@izzythepush,
I took a picture of the back and added some photo effects so you can see what I am talking about.

https://ello-direct-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/a4ade183-2b7e-4d2b-8f40-9c0f46411068/ello-35cb40b4-129e-4604-86f9-685a246fd284.jpeg
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sevenjamesr
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 01:24 pm
@izzythepush,
ok thank you! Yeah I wasnt sure if a print could go through the paper or not. In person, it looks like genuine pen ink drawing, but I could be wrong. Thank you for your input!!! much appreciated!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 01:24 pm
@sevenjamesr,
Don't shoot the messenger.
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saab
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 01:35 pm
There is an art teacher by the name Erich Kupfer

Erich Kupfer - Buchenweg 26 - 26789 Leer Germany

As the handwriting is modern I do not think it is too old a print. Why not contact Erich Kupfer. Maybe it is him or he knows more.

There are other Erich Kupfer in Germany, but not in Leer.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 06:35 pm
@izzythepush,
I did etchings way back when. Loved it, a truly great press...
And, so what? Wanna buy one?

Anyway, I'm no judge of prints through the ages.. just interested, not so much for value, most of the time, as for the subject.





Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2014 12:04 am
@saab,
Nice work, saab!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2014 03:54 am
@ossobuco,
Can I pay you in chocolate?
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