Aschenborn(Hans Anton)


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Limited edition in 3 parts. Each part is housed in a pictorial cream card folder. They are in very good condition and are seldom found together as a set.

Part 1 : Linosneë/Linocuts/ Linolschnitte. Includes an article by Karin Skawran in Afrikaans reproduced from Lantern December 1965 with the preface in English, Afrikaans and German plus a portfolio of 10 individual linocuts.No 235
Pretoria, Phoenix, 1971

 Loosely inserted is a drawing signed by Aschenborn and numbered 107/200.

 Part 11: Etchings/ Etse/ Radierungen. Includes an article by Karin Skawranin English with the preface in English, Afrikaans and German plus a portfolio of 10 individual etchings. No 206
Pretoria, Phoenix, 1972

Part 111: Steindrucke/ Litografieë/ Lithographs. Includes an article by Karin Skawran in German with the preface in English, Afrikaans and German plus a portfolio of 10 individual lithographs.No 40
Pretoria, Phoenix, 1973.

Hans Anton Aschenborn (1 February 1888 – 10 April 1931) was a renowned animal painter of African wildlife. He is the father of Dieter Aschenborn and the grandfather of Hans Ulrich Aschenborn, both painters.

Hans Anton worked both in Germany and in southern Africa.His work is featured in the older German Thieme-Becker or Saur art encyclopedia. A Master of Arts thesis by Karin Skawran concerning the graphic works of Hans Anton Aschenborn was published in the South African art and culture periodical, Lantern in 1965. In 1963 the University of Pretoria published a book about Aschenborn as an artist entitled, Hans Anton Aschenborn : Mens en Kunstenaar. In 1970 another one followed by the Pretoria Art Museum (South Africa) and a doctoral dissertation concerning his work was done. Other publications on Aschenborn feature his etchings and linocuts.

He is well known for his illustrations of books and as an author and poet. Many of his works still are featured and may be found on the Internet. He was revered as a pioneer in the realistic portrayal of African wildlife. In 1916 he wrote the lyrics of the song, "Heia Safari", which also remains popular.Some of his German books were translated into Afrikaans, giving him a role in Afrikaans literature. While working on his book about gemsbok (which was also translated into English) and closely observing them, Aschenborn discovered a variety that has been named after him, Genus Aschenborni.

In southern Africa, he has been honored frequently with dedications. In Windhoek there is the Aschenborn Street, and in Cape Town the Hans Aschenborn Road.


  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 4to (290 x230mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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