Schenke, Max Benno Otto, German painter and graphic artist (1891-1969). Autograph drawing signed.

[Postmark: Dresden], 14. VI. 1923.

Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.


Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau. The drawing shows Schenke's signature depiction of Satan in a top hat and glasses, writing with a quill.

A graduate of the Dresden Academy, Schenke created 143 bookplates and numerous illustrations, as well as several portraits and landscape paintings; his 1921 etchings for Goethe's "Faust" constitute his best-known work.

Traces of postmarks; small ink spots; small flaw to lower right corner. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.

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