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META PLUCKEBAUM (1876-1945) etching of terriers as-is condition

META PLUCKEBAUM (1876-1945) etching of terriers as-is condition


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By the German woman artist Meta Pluckebaum (1876-1945) is this **HAND SIGNED IN PENCIL** etching of two Scottish Terriers, the sheet measuring 5 1/2" by 8 1/4" inside the old mat. At lower left the artist has titled this "Zwei Rowdies". Pluckebaum was born in Germany and studied with Hermann Emil Pohle. Her subjects included child and animal portraits (the latter, mostly cats and dogs), and still life. She was also an illustrator of children's books. Judging from the work she left behind, she was very active in the 1920's and 1930's. Her etchings were immensely popular, apparently on both sides of the Atlantic. Often, the color was hand applied by the artist. There are many "signed" examples in the marketplace which are actually printed signatures, upon close examination, but this one is pencil. This print has seen some abuse and is priced accordingly. The print sheet has had the mat placed upon it, and there has evidently been no backing support, making the print vulnerable to puncture damage. There are tears at upper left, lower margin, and near the left dog's tail. If you re-frame, from normal viewing distane this would not be all that apparent.