Hans Unger

Study for Salome,

circa 1917,

charcoal heightened with white

Hans Unger (Bautzen 1872-1936 Dresden)
"Study for Salome"
circa 1917
charcoal drawing, heightened in white, on olive-gray paper
50 x 36 cm
signed lower right "Hans Unger"
titled lower left: "Studie für Salome"
The Daulton Collection

The drawing was made circa 1917 as a study for the painting "Salome", today in the Städtische Galerie Dresden, inv.no. 1960/77. The work shows the opera singer and director Eva Plaschke-von der Osten. The subject had been familiar to Hans Unger since the world premiere of Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" at the Royal Court Theater in Dresden in 1905.

Hugo Erfurth,
Eva Plaschke von der Osten as Salome in the Richard Strauss opera Salome
Royal Court Opera, Dresden
gelatin silver photo postcard
Deutsche Fototek, Record Nr. 90103528
(for reference only; not owned by The Daulton Collection)
Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection