Lot 6084

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Lyonel Charles Adrian Feininger 1871-1956 Fred Werner Sketchbook, Berlin 1889 Collection of Copies of Feininger Works by Fred Werner & Collection of Works by Lyonel Feininger,
many annotated with either Werner's comment & six signed by Feininger, pen & ink & pencil, linen bound sketchbook
Together with: Langen, Albert & Muller, George. Lyonel Feininger, Documente und Visionen, Muchen, 1957, textured brown paper cover, wear to corners, some foxing to edges & endpapers, dust jacket

  • Collection of the Late Fred Werner, thence by Descent

    Fred Werner (c.1850 Berlin-c.1920 Sydney) was life long friend of Lyonel Feininger, with whom he shared a flat in Berlin 1889-1890, he returned to Australia during WWI, Feininger & Werner corresponded during & after. This sketchbook was found amongst the personal effects of Werner's grandson and is offered for sale by his heirs.

    The Collection of 125 Feininger works from the Estate of Fred Werner was sold to the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1979 by his heirs & are available to view on their website. The work offered here was part of this collection.

    Fred Werner born Gottfried W Werner was an Australian composer, music teacher. He was possibly born near Berlin where he attended the prestigious Stern Conservatory and studied under Polish composer Theodor Kullak. He migrated to Coolabah near Dubbo in New South Wales, Australia around 1890. In 1902 he married Emma Durrell and had a son Charles. In 1910 he was appointed to the Staff of Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he taught keyboard and held several recitals. In 1915 he left teaching, possibly due to wartime Australian racism, & in 1916 he became licensee at the Coolabah Hotel. His best known student was Kate Rooney who succeeded in tours of London and USA
  • Dimensions:
  • 13 x 19.5 cm
  • Condition:
  • Age discoloured paper through out, some creasing, foxing & staining to pages, edges & cover

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