FrankI have a framed piece that says "Hans Makart Pinx" on the lower left, with "Déposé" beneath. Lower Center reads "Raub des Rheingoldes" with what looks like "(Shixxe)" beneath that in script. Underthat, in normal font style is "VERLAG V. V.ANGERER IN WEIN. and beneath that is "Druck v.F.Kargl Wein". Lower right is "HELIOGRAVURE v.V.ANGERER IN WEIN" and beneath that is "Registered".I will attach a scan of this piece for you.Any help on dating, title, media, and secondary market value is greatly appreciated.-Dylan
My scanner isn't big enough to scan the entire image so the top part is cut off but it is all there.
My understanding is that Makart's biggest fan was Adolph Hitler (horrors).
Thanks for looking at this piece for me.
Attachment: makart scan.jpg
Do you have the dimensions on the piece
Also is this a black and white piece or is it black and white from the scan?
Hi Frank! It is Black and White and approximately 12.5 x 105" and is double matted and framed
The piece is a Heliogravure, which is a mixture of engraving and lithography, established in the mid 19th century it enables a larger span of tones than most other forms of print making, it is also very time consuming and very expensive and it faded out to print making in the early 20th century
wow! That is why it is so spectacular to view in person then. Is Makart sought-after by collectors?
I am going to have to do a bit more research on this particular piece to see what I can come up with Makart is definetly a name in the art world. I will try to put together a few things this evening and have something for you in the morning if that is OK. I want to look at his auction records and see where the heliogravures fit in as far as pricing
Ok, thanks so much. It is amazing the things you find at yard sales...
They used copper plates and had to have very strong paper to pull these off
It appears to be possibly italian vellum
You have no idea Dylan the things I see can be mind blowing at times what people are picking up these days
The paper would have to be strong to support that plate
Crummy matting job though. I actually do have an idea... I go yeardsailing every weekend and find treasure just like this all the time. I bought this because I liked the frame. $5. 9-)
sounds like you got a deal, I will know better with a little bit more research, a frame can usually help give an inkling into the process needed to make the piece and the time put into it
I also got the Jean Francois Millet etching for around $15. A lot of money for a yard sale item. 9-)
Many thanks Frank. I look forward to your analysis.
you are having a good week I would say
Thank you for the request
So far so good. Cheers!
Have a good evening,
Expert in Gold, Silver, Jewelry, and American Antiquities
Hello Dylan,From my research the Heliogravure which is titled Consuming the Rhinegold would have been made around 1883. The heliogravures of Makart in the current market have a fair market value of between 400-650 dollars in excellent condition. Sounds like you had another excellent pick up. In keeping it intact I would recommend keeping it out of any direct sunlight. In a cool dry place.I hope this information helps you out,Thanks again Dylan for your request,Best of luck with the piece,Frank
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