Just lucky I stumbled upon this "Sanddorn in Vase" Holzschnitt. Having been living on a North-Sea island the warm orange colored dunes in the fall are such a feast. The same warm orange of Physalis or Chinese Lantern plant.
The picture showed up in a German collection of all sorts of paintings displayed on the Internet in something called "Flickr".
After emailing begging for a scan or xeroxcopy it turned out I'm now the new keeper of this lovely little (11 x 12 cm.) woodblock print and its counterpart. Thank you Herr Raymond Löhr, the friendly elderly German gentlemen offering to part from them, knowing they would again be loved for many ears.
Sea- and elderberry together so very typical for older dune valleys. Seaberry a hosting plant for many species of Lepidoptera (Moths, night flying butterflies, the very sour berries extremely rich in Vitamin C and when fermenting in fall I 've seen birds feeding very drunk and hungover. I wonder why they do that.
Seaberry + a symbiotic bacteria (Frankia) bringing nitrogen into the sandy soils thus creating new chances for succeeding shrubs, bushes and plants. After 10-15 years they disapear from the spot. The berries sprouting only when this special bacteria is around.
Orange + Bleu + Form
seems an almost exclusive Dutch affair. Im I right or am I wrong ?
Color, from Pedro de Lemos' : the art teacher 1931