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Ornamentale Tätowierung


Artist: Unidentified artist (possibly Gustave Mützel (1839-1893)
Title: Ornamentale Tätowierung
Date: 1902-1908
School: German, German XXth-century
Medium: chromolithograph
Dimensions: 200 x 132mm (image); 245 x 160mm (sheet)

Inscriptions/marks: in top border, title; images numbered with descriptions in the lower border
Condition: fine condition, colours very bright. Nicely framed and glazed

Description: Chromolithograph accompanying the article on tattooing from the sixth edition of Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikons, Leipzig, 1902-1908 showing examples of tattooing from Africa, New Zealand, the Pacific and Japan. Although the image is not attributed in the plate, it is likely to be the work of Gustave Mützel (1839-1893) who produced a number of similar chromolithographs in the publication.
Provenance: Dunbar Sloane, Wellington, Antiquarian and Rare Books sale, February 2023