Monday, 22 September 2014

Leo Frank comes to Auction

Exciting news for the collector of German woodblock prints; a small collection of works by the Frank brothers come up for sale at auction this week !!

the catalogue description is
Leo Frank (Austrian 1884-1961)
Before the Storm; View of the Mondsee; An Eagle’s Nest
Three all signed
All woodcuts in colour
22.5 x 35cm; 8¾ x 13¾ and similar
With a further woodcut by Hans Frank of ducks by a river dated 1927 (4)

For sale at the Salisbury based auctioneers
Woolley & Wallis on 24th Sept 2014 

As Lot 718 With an estimate of £300-500

Personal opinion !! about these ??

I like the Hans Frank ducks at the bottom , reminds me of the landscapes of Oscar Droege (1898-1982); very similar use of the light on the trees and water. "An Eagle's Nest" by Leo is also a favourite and is reminisant of a composition by James Alphege-Brewer that I featured in a earlier post.

Alphege-Brewer and Droege

Oscar Droege.
lots of light and lots of water - just love it !!

The auction estimate of £300-500, seems fair. Paramount Fine Art has several for sale at $500-900 each; so these are a bargain -- get bidding and good luck.
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