For your consideration, an original period print of “Deutsch Erde”, circa 1930’s. Notated “copyright 1935 by Franz Hanfstaengl, Muchen , Printed in Germany. With watermark (left) Hansfstaengl printing Company, numbered “13369”. The unframed work measures 100cm x 62cm and is in good vintage condition with some creasing and fraying to image and borders (see photos). Werner Peiner was born in Dusseldorf and studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under W. Döringer. In 1920 he founded, with Fritz Burmann and Richard Gessner, the "Three Men" waistband in Dusseldorf. In 1933 he was appointed professor at the Düsseldorf Art Academy as a professor of monumental painting. Peiner headed, from 1936 to the end of the Second World War, the Hermann Goering master classes for painting in Kronenburg and designs include monumental tapestries for the New Reich Chancellery. Peiner was taken in 1944 by Adolf Hitler in the so-called Gottbegnadeten list, the list of the twelve most important visual artists of National Socialism.