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Ferdinand Schmutzer: Joseph Joachim (ca. 1904)


Ferdinand Schmutzer based his etchings on photographs that he took of his subjects. Beside being works of fine art, they are also interesting historical documents. This is a sketch for the large portrait of the Joachim Quartet.

Schmutzer

Available from New York Public Library:

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Photograph reverse in the negative, preparatory for etching.

Austrian National Library Picture Archive
Black and white glass negative
Inv. No. LSCH 0130


Bildnis Joseph Joachim (1831-1907)

Austrian National Library Picture Archive
Black and white glass negative
Inv. No. LSCH 0001C 


Bildnis Joseph Joachim (1831-1907)

Austrian National Library Picture Archive
Black and white glass negative
Inv. No. LSCH 0003-C


Bildnis Joseph Joachim (1831-1907) mit Violine

Austrian National Library Picture Archive
Black and white glass negative
Inv. No. LSCH 0126-C


 The Joachim Quartet (1904)

Schmutzer Joachim Quartet

Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870-1928) The Joachim Quartet. Etching. 134 x 94 cm, 33.50″ h x 47.5 “w. Robert Hausmann, cello, Josef Joachim, 1st violin, Emanuel Wirth, viola and Karl Halir, 2nd violin. One of 8 states. Musik im Bild, plate No. 50, Weixlgartner:” Das Radierte Werk v. Ferdinand Schmutzer 1896-1921″, no. 77 and p. VI, VIII; Thieme-B. XXX, 184. Signed “Ferd. Schmutzer 1904” in the plate and “Ferd. Schmutzer” in black crayon. Sold by Wurlitzer-Bruck Music Antiquarians, NY.


A reproduction of Schmutzer’s etching appeared in the Illustrated London News two days after Joachim’s death:

Illustrated London News

[Illustrated London News, Issue 3565 (August 17, 1907), p. 223]