Walther Gasch

On a Strange Coast 

(The Norns?),

gouache on paper, 1914


Walther Gasch (Leipzig 1886-1962 Nentershausen-Dens)

An fremder Küste (Die Nornen?) [On a Strange Coast (The Norns?)]


opaque pigment (gouache and watercolor) on bluish paper

27,3 x 26,2 cm (20,8 x 20,5 cm, sheet)

signed lower left: "W. GASCH 1914"

inscribed by the artist in pencil lower right: "AN FREMDER KÜSTE"

inscribed by the artist in pencil lower left: "YGGDRASIL"

Yggdrasil is the sacred cosmic tree in Nordic mythology.  And this drawing may therefore depict the Norns, the three goddesses who tend the tree and have control over destiny.


Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California