“Spring Flowers” From an Etching by E.R. Weiss, An original Lithograph print c1895
Stamped by Studio
A very fine Lithograph of an Etching entitled “Spring Flowers” by E.R. Weiss. This is an original print from 1895 taken from ‘The Studio” complete with protective paper.
This print has been carefully taken from the Original 1895 edition of ‘The Studio’ Volume Twelve, One of the most iconic collections of artworks. Finely printed on a high-quality paper. The Studio books were an outward expression of the developments in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Size: 28cm Height x 20cm Wide
The Studio books were an illustrated collection of Fine and Applied Arts published in London from 1893 until 1964. The founder and first editor was Charles Holme. The magazine exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements.
The artwork from the "Studio" has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This print which we offer for sale is an original printed in 1895. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps and other notations in this print.
About the Artist: Emil Rudolf Weiss was born in 1875, and as a student and young man was influenced by the new style sweeping Europe at the end of the century, Jugendstil or art nouveau, from which his own style rapidly developed. Throughout his working life he was a painter, illustrator, teacher, wood-engraver, graphic designer, and calligrapher. As a poet, his texts were set to music by Jan Sibelius and Max Kretschmar. He designed wallpapers, fabrics, furniture, stained-glass windows, company logos, ceramics, and was a muralist for country houses and ocean liners. Although he claimed that his book work was a secondary interest after his water-colour painting, his outpouring of book related work was impressive: he designed books and magazines - the typographic arrangement of the pages, and, as required, the bindings, the dust-jackets, end-papers, title-pages. If an opening initial or illustration was needed, he drew it or cut it in wood, or engraved it. If floral decorations were needed, he designed and drew them. This brought his work to the attention of the Bauer Type foundry, and he was commissioned to design ornaments to be cast in type metal, and subsequently designed for them at least three major type-faces for text setting and three sets of Weiss Initials.