Albert Handschel – German drawer.
Big laundry. From Albert Hendschel’s sketch-book.
Grosse Wäsche. Aus A. Handschel’s Skizzenbuch.
|Type||Pictorial Post card|
|Artist||Albert Louis Ulrich Hendschel was born in Frankfurt/Main in Germany on June 8, 1834. His father was a publischer and geographer. So he had the means to finance an education at an art school for his son. But Albert Hendschel never attended a real art academy. Despite his obvious talent, he decided not to illustrate books because at the time, illustrations had to be prepaired for publishing by “engravers in wood”. In Hendschels opinion they destroyed the caracter of the pictures. So he filled a lot of portfolios with pictures just for himself. Finally friends convinced him to publish his work. The development of photolithography resolved his concerns over the loss of quality. Fourty prints were combined in a portofolio called: “Aus Albert Hendschels Skizzenbuch” (possible translation: “From Albert Hendschel’s sketch-book”). His father published them. There were no advertising campaigns. It was enough to show his pictures in shop windows to make him known in Germany. There were further portofolios with pictures (“Ernst und Scherz”; “Lose Blätter”; “Allerlei” possible translations could be: “Seriousness and Joke; “Loose Sheets”; “Medley”). Albert Hendschel died on October 22, 1883.|
|Approx. Size||5.5X3.5 inches (14X9 cm)|
|Published by||Druck u. Verlag der Hofkunstanstalt Martin Rommel & Co., Stuttgart. No. 10.|