Ethel Reed (1874-1925?)

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Title:
Miss Traumerei
Size:
8 5/8" x 12 3/8"
Medium:
Stone-Lithograph
Price:
$975
INV. #:
8979
 
Miss Traumerei, original Les Affiches Etrangers; artist: American artist Ethel Reed (1874-1912). Printed 1897. Edition size: 1050. Size: 8 5/8" x 12 3/8". Les Affiches Etrangeres illustrees, etats-unis.

Arts and crafts movement, turn of the century, original stone lithograph. Small format and great gift idea.

Description: Artist: ETHEL REED (1876-?) Size: 14 x 22 in./35.5 x 56 cm Lamson, Wolffe, Boston Although set in Germany, Miss Träumerei: A Weimar Idyl was written and published only in America. While the plot is not readily known, the title itself lends much to what the story is probably about: Traumerei not only is the name of a romantic piano piece by Schumann, but when translated means dreaming. The author is, in fact, better known as a musician than as a writer, having studied under Liszt during the late 1850s, as well as founding the famous Bagby Musical Mornings at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. The image itself reflects Reed's fondness for the then-popular Japanese style of printing, with its flat areas of simple color and the diagonally-jutting chrysanthemums.

Ethel Reed (1874-1912) was an internationally recognized American graphic artist. In 1890s, her works received a critical acclaim in America and Europe. In 2016 they were on exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

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