Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau.
Born into a prominent family of Viennese artists, Schmutzer is best known for his etched portraits of prominent contemporaries, including Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein. He joined the Vienna Secession in 1901 and was appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1908.
Some small ink spots. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.