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SET OF EXTREMELY FINE WOODCUTS OF ANCIENT HAND MIRRORS BY FRITZ ENDELL (1873–1955)

German But Executed In New York, Circa 1918.

Measurements

Framed: Height: 24 3/4" (62.9 cm); Width: 22 3/4" (57.8 cm). Sight size: Height: 9 1/2"(24.2 cm); Width: 7 1/2" (19 cm).

Research
Of ink on paper. Each woodcut in the white-line style representing an ancient bronze hand mirror depicting an engraved classical scene, with inscribed title and collection as follows:

1. Metropolitan Museum of Art In New York – The Dioskouri – Etruscan Mirror
2. Aphrodite and Eros Fishing – Italian Bronze Mirror – IV Century B.C. – New York [Metropolitan Museum of Art]
3. Athena Between Thalna And Sime [Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York]
4. Bellerophon Slaying the Chimera – Etruscan Mirror – New York [Metropolitan Museum of Art]
5. Greek Mirror – IV Century B.C. [Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York]
6. “The Mystic Bride” – Mirror In Boston [Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]
7. Poseidon and Galukos– Museum In Boston [Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]
8. “The Mystic Bridegroom” – A Mirror In Boston [Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]

Marks:
Each signed in pencil, lower right
Fritz Endell, sculpsit

The present set of eight woodcuts was executed by the German painter and engraver Fritz August Gottfried Endell1 (1873–1955), and belong to his series of Greek Engraved Mirrors in American Collections, executed circa 1918.

Full research report available on request. 

 

Full research report available on request.