Fidus

Urda Werdandi Skuld,

pencil on paper,

1918

 

Fidus (Luebeck 1868-1948 Woltersdorf bei Berlin), pseudonym of Hugo Hoeppener

"Urda Werdandi Skuld" (The Norns, the Fates of the Norse), also titled as "Edda," an illustration for the Germanen-Bibel

1918

pencil on paper

12.2 x 19 cm

lower right signed "Fidus" and dated "V.18"

 

Provenance:  Estate of author Gertrud Prellwitz (1869-1942)

Publication History:

1920     Fidus, Aus der "Germanen-Bibel" des Volkserzieher-Verlages, 12 Fidusleisten (Woltersdorf bei Erkner-Berlin: Fidus Verlag GmbH, vorm. Verlag des St. Georg-Bundes, 1920), Plate 1, with the title "Edda."


The Germanen-Bibel (Germanenbibel) was a compilation of Germanic ethnic texts compiled by Wilhelm Schwaner (1863-1944) and first published in 1904.

 

 

Anton Becke, Berlin

"Portrait of Fidus"

photograph

circa 1928

Provenance: Estate of author Gertrud Prellwitz

The Daulton Collection