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Charles Maurice Detmold

  1883 - 1908
 
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Condor sold

Condor   1903

Original etching

Etched jointly by Charles Maurice & Edward Julius Detmold.
Proof aside from the published edition.

SOLD



Eagle

Eagle   1902

Original etching.

Etched jointly by Charles Maurice & Edward Julius Detmold.
Proof aside from the published edition.

£275

 

At the age of fourteen the twin brothers Charles Maurice and Edward Julius Detmold had been introduced to etching, and by the age of sixteen, both had achieved an astonishing mastery of this printmaking process. In 1899 they began an extraordinary collaboration in which both brothers would work together in the production of a single plate.

Only 10 etchings were produced by the twins in this joint manner and exceptionally few impressions of these were printed at the time, for the artistsí personal interests alone. In 1900 they began a custom, which lasted only four years, of producing towards Christmas-time a joint etching for presentation to their friends.

In early 1906, the brothers completed their last joint etching and two years later, in a fit of deep depression, Charles Maurice committed suicide by inhaling chloroform at the age of only 24.