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Ferdinand Schmutzer: 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]


Bildnis Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870-1928)

Ferdinand Schmutzer
(1870 — 1928)
Photo: Irene Messner
Austrian National Library Inv. LSCH 1457-C


Ferdinand Schmutzer

Ferdinand Schmutzer in his Studio, August 11, 1911
Photo: Madame d’Ora Atelier
Austrian National Library Inv. 204728-C