Faun playing the flute to a nymph

Georg Jahn
Meissen 1869 - Dresda 1940
Faun playing the flute to a nymph
Etching and drypoint
200 x 535 mm; sheet 275 x 605 mm

Etching and drypoint signed in pencil bottom right, notes in pencil bottom left ….Blatt…Probedr

A fine impression pulled on Japan paper, in very good condition.

E. Bardazzi, G. Ballerini, M. D. Spadolini, Max Klinger e l’incisione simbolista europea, Firenze 2014

Georg Jahn studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, during a period of intense struggle between the classical and the new emerging styles The dispute came to a head with a mordant critique of Dresden’s artistic contributions to the International Art Exhibition at Berlin in 1891, resulting in the growing tolerance of wider artistic experimentation and the formation of the secessionist Dresden Association of Visual Artists, in which Jahn played a significant role. He enjoyed a long career as a painter and print maker producing some 350 etchings.