Paul Hermann (1864-1940), German
The Edge of the Lake
Signed in pencil bottom right
Sheet: 317 x 417 mm. Plate: 198 x 267 mm
A fine print, with slight spotting and a faint discoloration to the right hand side of the paper. No tears or foxing.
An extremely accomplished print, using a mixture of techniques – primarily drypoint, but with a rocker to give texture to the distant forest trees at the right of the image.
Paul Hermann has been confused with the French printmaker Hermann-Paul, whose birth and death dates he shares. However, Hermann’s work is always distinct in style and technique, executed in rich drypoint and charged with the weight of German symbolist aesthetic.