Thursday, 17 November 2016

Karlsruhe, Kaiserstrasse ecke Adlerstrasse (1910) by unknown etcher.

Last weekend I choose this etching (or did it choose me?) in a general collectors fair to travel home with me. I cannot help falling for prints like this. City view, rain, umbrellas, people rushing, works in progress and the electric tram. There's a lot going on here.  

Thanks to Wolfgang in Frankfurt (dear Watson) who did not need much time, we know where the exact location is. It is scribbled hardly (no longer) legible lower left. 

Kaiserstrasse, Ecke (corner) Adlersstrasse  in Karlsruhe, Germany.  

The smaller building is probably the remnants of medieval "Gasthaus zur Stadt Straßburg" seen from "Marktplatz".    

Now for the maker: is there someone out there who has a suggestion or recognizes the signature ? 

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All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only.  

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