Hermann Kätelhön

Four Mining Scenes

Hermann Kätelhön

Four Mining Scenes

This set of four industrial etchings by German illustrator Herman Kätelhön (1884-1940) depict scenes relating to the mining community.

They were produced during the early 20th-century when the artist worked in Essen. 

Between 1918 and 1940, Kätelhön produced various etchings and lithographs describing the ever-industrialised German landscape and the workers labouring within it. He held a deep respect for the mining community and immersed himself in its claustrophobic underground world.

All four are signed in pencil, framed and glazed.

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Medium: Etching on paper
Overall size: Ranging from 13” x 15½” / 33cm x 39cm to 22” x 19½” / 57cm x 50cm
Year of creation: c. 1925
Condition: Artwork presents well with some undulation. Frames with some light wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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