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An  original  Sketch

Traub, Gustav (Lahr, Black Forest, 1885 – Munich before 1958). Carousel Figures (and medley colorful fair scene). Black pen with grey wash over pencil heightened with white. Between 1928/29 + 1944. Inscribed with black ink: Traub / Karusselfiguren. 14⅛ × 11¼ in (358 × 287 mm).

Gustav Traub, Carousel Figures

Vollmer IV, 465. –  Fascinating  sktech  on thin cardboard for the periodical “Fliegende Blätter” (Flying Leaves) with redaction stamp and reg.-no. 3215 on verso. – Within the washed upper part danseuse, cupid, and player before organ-pipes under a curtain decorated with garlands and roses. In the lower part fair fun before houses at the moment of the attraction of a tight-rope walker. The middle field intended for the text subdivided in line blocks. – In the white lower margin print-mark by hand.

After his study at the Kunstgewerbeschule Karlsruhe Traub worked as landscapist + graphic artist (a fullness of imaginative commercial art) in Munich. Professorship since 1939.

Offer no. 13,079 / EUR  343. / export price EUR  326. (c. US$ 355.) + shipping


“ … that I have received the parcel in good order. Very well and professional packed indeed. The litho of Mourot is according to my expectations. The drawing is rare. Colouring most probably same time … ”

(Mr. P. v. d. W., June 26, 2003)