Andreas Gering

Der fliegende Tod (The Flying Death),

ink and watercolor on paper



Andreas Gering (1892-1957)

"Der fliegende Tod" ["The Flying Death"], also known as "Der Stürmlied" ["The Storm Song"]


ink, brown pen, watercolor, and white heightening on paper

33,9 x 25,7 cm

signed and dated lower left "A. Gering 1916"

The Daulton Collection

In 1917, Gering published an etching based upon this composition; he entitled that etching "Der Stürmlied" ["The Storm Song"].

Andreas Gering (1892-1957)
"Das Sturmlied" ["The Storm Song"] 
etching and aquatint in dark red on strong copperplate paper
23,9 x 17,4 cm
signed and dated "A. Gering 1916" on the top left of the plate
titled "Das Sturmlied" on verso by the artist in pencil
The Daulton Collection

excellent impression with plate tone and numerous scribbles, with a wide margin around the plate edge

condition: slightly wavy, only minimal foxing in the margins and a bit dusty on the left and below, otherwise in very nice condition.

"Andreas Gering began his studies at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Nuremberg, until he finally moved to Munich, where he took classes with Prof. Carl Johann Becker-Gundahl (representative of Art Nouveau and Impressionism and member of the Munich Secession) at the Academy of Fine Arts. After the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Gering was drafted into military service. The artist's war experience is marked by a traumatic event: after a bomb attack he was buried and only recovered much later, seriously injured. It took him years to recover from the sequelae. The present work, created during the war years, testifies to the confrontation of the 24-year-old artist with death."  B 


Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California