Three Fates-mythology-Antique print-Die Nornen-R Paulussen Wien 1892
Title: Die Nornen.
Three Fates are called by name: Their names are Urd (fate), Verdandi (the becoming) and Skuld (debt, that should be what). Their names are considered equivalents of common Nordic medieval conception concepts of time in the form of personifications of the past, present and future. Although their names are young, they seem to go back to an old Germanic idea of a nameless triad of Fates.
Artist: R. Paulussen was an English graphic artist who worked in London and Vienna. After: Hans Thoma (October 2, 1839 – November 7, 1924) was a German painter. Publisher: Verlag der Geschellschaft f. vervielf Kunst, Wien 1870.
Original Photogravure in very excellent condition.
Photogravure is an hand done intaglio printmaking or photo-mechanical process whereby a flat copper plate is coated with a light-sensitive gelatin tissue which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio print that can reproduce the detail and continuous tones of a photograph.
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During the early twentieth century leading art journals around the world published original etchings, lithographs and woodcuts on a regular basis. Some of the greatest prints from this vital era were commissioned and published by The Studio, in London, Pan, in Germany, The Print Connoisseur, in America, and Verlag der Geschellschaft f. vervielf Kunst, (Wien) in Vienna
Size: Sheet page app.: 30 x 40 cm. 11.75 x 15.75 inches. Engraving app.: 21.5 x 28 cm. 8.5 x 11 inches. Type of paper: Thick. Condition: Excellent.