Friday, 14 April 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter boss !


Just kidding, 
but 
who
created 
this great  
Easter
hare 
?
  
The artist supposedly named Jan Mümmelmann ...........................



But Jan Mümmelman happens to be the German equivalent of the Easter hare (so in fact a cousin to Bugs Bunny, maybe he even was: in a way related). Bugs  was  born in  1940: his father: American Leon Schlesinger (1884 - 1949). 


Jam Mümmelmann was an invention of "Heimatkünstler" (home town, or near home  artist) and writer Hermann Löns (1866-1914).  A rather interesting figure who was killed in the beginning of WW-I. Read his biography in Wikipedia (follow the link).   



It is the signature that keeps bugging me ......... Hirsch A.....mann     '23 ?? 

Researching the German (women) printmakers of this era (1910-1940) I'm always amazed by the number of good artist. Nevertheless I have nu clue as to who made or could have made this print. Wonderful it is and I challenge readers to cracking the signature or any other suggestions: please.  





As always: all help is much appreciated, before I shall continue with the legacy of Käthe Kuntze. 
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All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only. 


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