Carl Anton Reichel

Collection of etchings 

approximately 100, 

circa 1912-1918



Carl (Karl) Anton Reichel (Wels 1874-1944 Vienna)

Schädel [Skulls]



proof impression of the second state

lower left in pencil signed, dated, and inscribed: "CReichel 1913. II. Zust. Nr 5. [state II, (impression) number 5]"

This etching is one example from a group of approximately 100 Reichel etchings owned by The Daulton Collection, representing a significant portion of Reichel's ouevre of about 300 etchings, and including a number of rare impressions of pre-final states such as the above proof of Schädel [Skulls].

"Symbolist, erotic and bizarre motifs come together in this comprehensive collection of etched, mostly figurative sheets by Carl Anton Reichel. After studying medicine, psychiatry, and psychology in Prague and Vienna - but without a degree - Reichel worked as a self-taught artist, primarily producing woodcuts and especially etchings. He had close ties to Hermann Bahr, Alfred Kubin, Hans Pfitzner, and Arnold Schönberg. And Reichel had a strong interest in India, Tibet and Buddhism.  The pronounced fantasy in his representations made Reichel a forerunner of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism."  B

Another example from the collection:

Carl (Karl) Anton Reichel (Wels 1874-1944 Vienna)

Untitled (nude woman, with enormous serpent?)



lower right in pencil signed and dated: "CReichel 1913."

lower left in pencil numbered: "Nr 2."



Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California