Marcus Behmer

Der Tod im Baum 

(Death in the Tree),

linocut, 1904


Marcus Behmer (Weimar 1879-1958 Berlin)

"Der Tod im Baum" ("Death in the Tree")

woodcut or linocut printed in brown on Japanese laid paper

15,4 × 14,8 cm (sheet 16,9 × 15,1 cm) 


below in pencil dedicated ("fuer Edwin Redslob"), dated ("11.IV.04"), and signed ("Marcus Behmer")


Outstanding hand print by the artist with a small margin. There was probably no edition. Very rare.

Edwin Redslob (Weimar 1884-1973 West Berlin) was a German art historian, cultural politician, publicist and university rector.  From 1920 to 1933, he was the Reichskunstwart, the public official who was responsible for all official measures that affected artistic questions.

In 1903, this print was published in a color variation in the periodical Ver Sacrum:
Marcus Behmer
Der Tod im Baum
as published in Ver Sacrum, 1903, Heft 1, pg. 41
Collection of the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg


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