Paula Rösler

Frauen und Fisch im Wasser

etching, c. 1900-09


Paula Rösler (Schlierbach 1875-1941 Wurmsdorf bei Söllhuben), after 1926 Paula von Göschen-Rösler

Frauen und Fisch im Wasser (Ophelia?)


47,5 × 32,5 cm

circa 1900-09

signed and dated in pencil lower right: "Paula Rösler 1909 [?]"

signed and inscribed in pencil by the printer lower left: "Heinz Wetteroth München"

inscribed in pencil by the artist lower left: "Original Radierung"


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An interesting comparison can be drawn between Rösler's etching and Gustav Klimt's drawing "Fischblut" ["Fish Blood"] of 1898, which Rösler may have seen in Ver Sacrum.  Both artworks have similar motifs and show the influence of Japanese woodblock prints:

Gustav Klimt,
"Fischblut" ["Fish Blood"]
ink drawing on paper

at Galerie St. Etienne, New York, in 2011;
current whereabouts unknown (not owned by The Daulton Collection)

In March 1898, Klimt's "Fischblut" was published as a lithograph in Ver Sacrum, the Vienna Secession journal.


The Daulton Collection