Fritz Schwimbeck

Emergent World,


India ink on wove paper


Fritz Schwimbeck (1889-1972)

"Werdende Welt" ["Emergent World," also known as "A World Becoming"]


India ink on wove paper

27 x 21 cm

signed lower right and monogrammed lower left

The Daulton Collection

The above drawing is a finished study for Plate III of the portfolio of eight etchings, "Werden-Vergehen" ["Creation and Death"], published by Parcus & Co., München 1919.  Scroll below to see Plate III, the etching "Werdende Welt."  The Daulton Collection owns a copy of the portfolio, number 28 of 50.

The Daulton Collection also owns finished preparatory drawings for five of the plates of the portfolio.

"The Munich artist Fritz Schwimbeck is best known for his book illustrations of the 1910s and 20s on dark romanticism and fantasy, and for his numerous graphic cycles during the horrors of the First World War, but also for his atmospheric, often dark and densely hatched, pen drawings."  B

"Der Münchener Künstler Fritz Schwimbeck ist vor allem für seine Buchillustrationen zur schwarzen Romantik und Phantastik der 1910er und 20er bekannt und schuf unter den Schrecken des Ersten Weltkrieges zahlreiche graphische Zyklen, aber auch charakteristische, atmosphärische, oft dunkel und dicht schraffierte Federzeichnungen."  B

"Fritz Schwimbeck (Munich 1889-1972 Friedberg near Augsburg)

"Werdende Welt" ["Emergent World," also known as "A World Becoming"]


etching with aquatint on China, rolled onto etching board

63 x 50 cm (sheet)

signed in pencil lower right: "F. Schwimbeck"

titled and numbered in pencil lower left: "Werdende Welt  28/50"

publisher: Parcus & Co., Munich 

The Daulton Collection

condition: light foxing and dusty; otherwise deep black print in beautiful condition for its age


Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California