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Monday 19 August 2019

Max Pietschmann's mezzotint, "The Bather", 1903

Max Pietschmann (aka Ernst Max Pietschmann; Francois Laubnitz) (1865–1952)
"The Bather", 1903, published by The Studio (magazine) in London in the special supplement edited by Charles Holme, “Representative Art of Our Time”, 1903.

Mezzotint printed in sepia coloured ink on cream laid paper, unsigned as published, backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 32.4 x 22.9 cm; (plate) 27.8 x 19.9 cm; (image borderline) 24.1 x 18.5 cm.

The Yale University offers a description of this print:

Condition: richly inked and well-printed, faultless impression in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of use), laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this remarkably beautiful and poetic mezzotint by an artist famous for his figure studies—no doubt underpinned by his life class training at the Académie Julian in Paris—for AU$214 (currently US$145.01/EUR130.61/GBP119.73 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this dream-like image of a nude young woman potrayed with great delicacy in evening light as she bathes her leg while resting on the bank of a stream, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold


  1. Hi there,
    just wondering how much you think the original would be worth. Thank you in advance

    1. I may be misunderstanding your question, but this is an original mezzotint executed by the hand of the artist ... but (of course) it is neither a pen drawing nor a painting which would be expensive. The price that I asked is still showing on this listing.


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