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Print - Madame Wanda Rozwadowska

Madame Wanda Rozwadowska

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1926 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brandel, Konstanty, born 1880 - died 1970 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist’s uncle, Witold Leitgeber

  • Museum number:

    E.1452-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 223

Although he spent most of his adult life living in Paris, the painter and graphic artist Konstanty Brandel often visited his native Poland and continued to consider himself a Polish artist. His work may be described as Symbolist and has much in common with that of figures such as Odilon Redon and Gustave Doré, although Hieronymus Bosch, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Francisco de Goya have also been cited as possible influences.

Brandel’s imagery often includes architecture or disturbing landscapes. Both are frequently inhabited by men, women and animals engaged in strange or ritualistic behaviour and sometimes endowed with supernatural powers such as the ability to float or fly. Elsewhere he can revert to almost conventional depictions, as in this head of a woman with thick braided hair and a cameo brooch.

Physical description

Bust length portrait of a woman facing left, with thick hair braided and piled at back of head, in collared high necked dress, with cameo brooch at throat.

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)

Date

1926 (made)

Artist/maker

Brandel, Konstanty, born 1880 - died 1970 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

KB
Monogram in artist's red stamp, just below plate to right.

Dimensions

Height: 19.8 cm plate, Width: 13.8 cm plate, Height: 33.1 cm sheet, Width: 25.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Etching by Konstanty Brandel showing a portrait of Madame Wanda Rozwadowska, 1926.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Konstanty Brandel Muzeum Narodow w Warszawie, Galeria Szfuki Wspolczesnej. Warsaw Listopad- grudzien 1977. Prints cat no. 243

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Hair

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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