Autograph quotation signed.
Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "Heiter sei das Leben, Ernst die Kunst! [...]".
A member of the artists' colony in Goppen near Dresden, Pietschmann specialized in plein air painting, spent several years studying nude painting in Italy and Paris, and created popular chromolithographs of landscapes and genre scenes under the pseudonym "François Laubnitz" which were frequently used for interior decorations during the first half of the 20th century.
Traces of a postmark near upper left corner; small brown stain at lower margin; postmark on verso slightly showing through. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.