Two from a series of five c. 1900 - 1920 allegorical pencil drawings by German born American Heinrich Arad Schmidt. Though these pieces are unsigned they are from his estate auction and each is more provocative than the next. This pencil drawing was most likely a commissioned work for a large building in Europe. This is one of two this this architectural theme. The details are extraordinary and the technique, subject and execution are synonymous with the period. Each is a wonderful work ready for framing. Please read below for a short excerpt from the Elder Art Gallery regarding Mr. Schmidt. From what I know these were his original sketches for windows and/or architectural reliefs.
CONDITION: The condition is excellent with no damage. Each piece is matted.
SIZE: Each of the drawings measures in the range of 14 inches x 7 inches plus the matting.
"The ElderArt Gallery has introduced a new concept to the local arts scene in Charlotte, NC...." The Vintage Gallery is currently showing two paintings that represent historical significance. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was painted in 1919 by Heinrich Arad Schmidt to present his design of the stained glass window for the Munich Cathedral in Germany. "As the story goes, the windows were installed in the Cathedral but were lost in the bombing of the city during the war. Schmidt escaped from Nazi Germany with eight paintings, one of which is the large painting that is on display at our gallery" said Elder.
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