I have spent the last 5 hours trying to find out if a collection that was left to me is worth anything and figured I would ask for assistance in trying to find something.
Most of this is in German so you can use www.altavista.com and bablefish to translate…I know I have.
The artwork is a collection of charcoal lithographs of the masterpieces of the masters…Mona Lisa and over 100 other famous works…very high detail and in excellent shape.
From what I gather they are from the private collection of Wilhelm Von Bode who was the curator of the bode museum which was named after him.
It is a complete collection, the artwork is amazing but I dont know anything about the old lithographs from like 1890-1905…It is a complete set with the actual tissue paper covers on each page…I would LOVE to frame some of them but figure I dont want to break up the set.
Here is what is on the front of the collection…no they are not bound together as they are all individual pieces…about 16" x 16" and is such high end detail…all in charcoal and I believe lithograph.
I dont read german so this is making it hard for me…
The cover of the collection says :
Meisterwerke der Malerei ( which I have translated already )
Herausgegeben von wilhelm bode
Alte Meister zweite sammlung
and at the bottom it has : Berlin W. Rich Bong Kunsruerlag
I know someone out their knows something about this collection…it is amazing and well over 100 years old…but I have no clue… so if anyone knows anything I would be most grateful.