Meta Pluckebaum (1876-1945, date of death sometimes given as 1954) was a German artist and illustrator, best remembered today for her sensitive fine drypoint etchings of cats, as well as dogs and other animals. A children's book illustrator, the large body of prints, as well as original drawings and paintings are known by her hand. Works appear frequently at auction. Pluckebaum was born in Dortmund, Germany in 1876, and studied with the artist Hermann Pohle, as well as with her own husband Karl. This example of her graphic work is in very good condition, with a minimum of paper oxidation (measurements 11" by 12" inside the mat, 16 1/2" by 17 3/4" as framed). I have handled several prints by the artist in the past, usually in compromised condition, but they have nevertheless sold fairly quickly since the subject matter is so appealing and universally popular.
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