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Henriette Hahn-Brinckmann: Hamburg in Dusk

Henriette Hahn-Brinckmann (Kopenhagen 1862 - Hamburg 1934)

Hamburg in Dusk

Lot-No. 172 | Proceeds: 2.100,00 €

Woodcut in colours/japan, 56 x 30 cm, lo. ri. stamp monogr. HH a. inscribed No. 30, on the reverse sign. a. dat. Henriette Hahn Nov. 99 as well as num. No. 30 von 35, hinged to the upper margin, framed under glass. - Danish-German draughswoman, graphic artist a. painter. As academies were still reserved for men H. was given lessons at the Copenhagen 'Tegneskolen for Kvinder' (Women's drawing school) since 1877, among others by K. Zahrtmann. In 1885 she became teacher at that school, since 1887 she also became teacher at the Hamburg Gewerbeschule. Together with P. Behrens a. O. Eckman she was a pioneer of the Japanese woodcut technique in Germany. She also made designs for the Scherrebek tapestry manufacture. In 1901 she married Justus Brinckmann, director of the Hamburg Kunstgewerbemuseum. - Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, MK&G), Copenhagen, Krefeld a. others. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, Weilbach a. others.

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