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Old March 4th, 2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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I have 5 lithographs from Stehli Freres, Zurich, of watercolours of Switzerland signed Marc. They belonged to my parents and were probably bought in Montreal. It can't be Franz Marc - they are landscapes and not his style at all. Franz Marc's father, Wilhelm, was a landscape painter but I can't find any mention or examples of his work. Any ideas? The lithographs were done sometime in the 1940's, I think. One was a wedding present to my parents in 1944. They are scenes of Lucerne and Lake Geneva.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 07:18 PM   #2
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I just bought a print in Montreal that was signed Marc. On the back it says A. Marc, pinx Stehli Freres, Editeurs, Zurich. It's a watercolor of Mont Cervin-Matterhorn. Unfortunately I don't know what the A stands for.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 11:08 PM   #3
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Default I have two Marcs

I saw your post and I two have two lithographs signed "Marc." One is a sea or lakescape and the other is of a cathedral. The cathedral lithograph was framed in Victoria BC. Both have the following marks: Capital "C" inside a circle and circle encompassing a "Z" and inside the "Z" the letters "st" and "F"

I assume that the "ST" and "F" are the stehli freres of Zurich

Have you learned anything further about your lithographs? I am new to the forum so I don't know if you can retrieve my email address from a post, but if you would like to correspond, my email is davidpatwalker@shaw.ca

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David
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Old June 1st, 2006, 04:40 PM   #4
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I bought a Wilhelm Marc lithograph of a Swiss or German stone tower at the edge of the water at a garage sale. It is framed very nicely and although showing signs of age it was originally framed by a prestigious Detroit art gallery which no longer exists. It is just signed MARC with no first name. I am debating offering it for sale in my flea market booth or trying another venue. I have never seen this artisit offered on EBay. Is there a market for this? Bonnie
My e-mail is csharpe@cox.net
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Old June 1st, 2006, 05:52 PM   #5
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Default Wilhelm Marc market

I am going to ask an aquaintence who has lots of art research resources about Marc and will post her reply when I get it.
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Old June 30th, 2006, 01:31 PM   #6
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I received the following from a person who wishes to remain anonymous.

> My Mother received a framed print of a scene in France as a wedding present in the 1930s. She had always loved it but nobody knew anything about the artist. The signature is A. Marc and it is from the Stehli Freres (Brothers) in Switzerland. She did some research on him a few years ago by writing to the firm in Switzerland. They kindly replied with a lot of information. His name was Andre Marc and he was an official architect in Paris (for the subway sytem if I remember correctly). His watercolours were more of a hobby but probably a profitable hobby judging by the number of prints I have since found in antique stores, junk shops, flea markets and garage sales. These prints of his watercolours were widely available in Canada in the 30s and 40s. I have seen many signed "A Marc" and many others signed just "Marc" but clearly by the same hand. I like them and have bought quite a few. They are all scenes, mostly landscapes and buildings, of England, France or Switzerland. I once saw one with an unusual scene of two boats in a harbour that looked like New York - the signature was unmistakable - but I did not buy it. I also recall that he took the surname Marc when he moved to France from Poland (I think it was Poland) and that he died sometime in the 1950s.
> Hope this is helpful. We lost the original reply from the company after my Mother's death so I can't confirm all the details. I don't think they are valuable. I have paid as little as $5 and as much as $80 for framed prints in good condition. Sometimes dealers think they are original watercolours and want to charge more until you point out the copyright symbol.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 10:22 AM   #7
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Default Thank you for A. Marc's first name

I have been looking for the first name of A. Marc for about a year and a half--as well as any information on this artist, so thank you David Walker for posting his name.

I have a print of Andre Marc's by Stehli Freres titled "Harbour at Gloucester, (Cape Ann,Mass.)" that was signed Marc. It measures about 18 by 24. It used to belong to my Grandmother and Grandfather and my older sister wanted it. A few years ago she she took the frame a part and realized that it was a print. She was very disappointed to find out that it was a print. She asked me if I would make a copy of the painting which I did about a year and a half ago. Though I had always liked the painting, I realized by making a copy of it how skilled the artist was--and this set me on a hunt to find out more about this artist by using Google and the internet. How few the leads were, how few! And how frustrating.


So thank you!
Mary
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Old August 12th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #8
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I purchased a painting in a very old frame. When I took it apart this in the information that was noted on the back.
Copyright Marque with a circle and inside the circle was small- st with a large Z and small f.
Serie 314 No 4.
Coquelicots par A. Gasteiger.
Stehli Freres, Editeurs
Zurich
Made in switzerland.
It is a still life of flowers in a vase.
Anyone know any thing about it?
Thanks
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Old October 18th, 2006, 02:09 AM   #9
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what is franz marc's mother's name? i'm doing a project for school and i need to know. thanks
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Old October 18th, 2006, 03:16 AM   #10
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Default Water colours by Marc

I'm thrilled to discover interest in this painter.
I have prints of 2 Meditteranean scenes which I purchased in the 1970s and then discovered that 3 pictures of my mother's which I had always loved as a child were by the same artist. These feature very Germanic-looking artichecture but the signature is identical. My mother bought these from her cousin in the late 1930. I've been intrigued ever since.
I'm guessing from the earlier threads that this artist would be Andre marc, not Wilhelm as the latter was more of a landscape artisit. Would that be right?
Is there any way we can see a collection of his works?
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Old November 5th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #11
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I recently got an A. Marc print at a yard sale. On the back is

Serie 1035 No. 32
Bruges (Belgique) - Le Beffroi
A. Marc, pinx.
Stehli Freres, Editeurs Zurich
Printed in Switzerland

Anyone know over what span of years that these prints/lithographs were produced? Previous posts seem to indicate 1930's to 1940's. Any before or after those years? Just wondering.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #12
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what is franz marc's mother's name? i'm doing a project for school and i need to know. thanks

I think her name was Sophie, and here's Marc's painting of her:

http://www.reproarte.com/files/image...der_mutter.jpg

Hope this helps!
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Old November 27th, 2006, 05:13 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Unregistered
I just bought a print in Montreal that was signed Marc. On the back it says A. Marc, pinx Stehli Freres, Editeurs, Zurich. It's a watercolor of Mont Cervin-Matterhorn. Unfortunately I don't know what the A stands for.

The real name of the artist is Nicolas Markovitch, Serbian architecte who
lived in France.He painted a lot of suisse landscape, italian lakes and
a lot of monuments in Paris and in France.
I have a lot of original aquarels and reproductions( I have the Matterhorn)
He worked a lot with Stehli brother and was one of the best aquarellist
at the time.
He signed always Markovitch for the originals aquarels, Marc for the reproductions and Philippe for painting flowers.
He died in Bourg La Reine in the suburb of Paris in 1965 or 1966.
He paint a lot also for books ( edition Alpina ).
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Old November 30th, 2006, 06:03 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Marnie
I have 5 lithographs from Stehli Freres, Zurich, of watercolours of Switzerland signed Marc. They belonged to my parents and were probably bought in Montreal. It can't be Franz Marc - they are landscapes and not his style at all. Franz Marc's father, Wilhelm, was a landscape painter but I can't find any mention or examples of his work. Any ideas? The lithographs were done sometime in the 1940's, I think. One was a wedding present to my parents in 1944. They are scenes of Lucerne and Lake Geneva.

Wilhelm Marc died in 1907 in Munich (See 'Der Münchner Maler Wilhelm Marc' by Bringfriede Baumann, München 1986, with examples of his work).
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Old December 26th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #15
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what is franz marc's mother's name? i'm doing a project for school and i need to know. thanks
Hello You want to now the name of the mother of Franz Marc, er is in germany a hole museum in the town Kochel am See, its in the narhoud of Muchen this museum has a website about the life of him his work en his wife parents. If write in google Frantz marc museum you will find it, succes.
Greetings Petra
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 08:18 AM   #16
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I recently got an A. Marc print at a yard sale. On the back is

Serie 1035 No. 32
Bruges (Belgique) - Le Beffroi
A. Marc, pinx.
Stehli Freres, Editeurs Zurich
Printed in Switzerland

Anyone know over what span of years that these prints/lithographs were produced? Previous posts seem to indicate 1930's to 1940's. Any before or after those years? Just wondering.
.I have two lithographs from 1923, signed by A.marc.In this moments ihave not here them, baut in a few days i'll write you de serial's numbers.http//: tejadin2001@yahoo.es
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #17
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Default Serie 1020 No.63

Yes I have found a print. Title is Rocher du Trayas (French Riviera) 7 !/2 by 11? Three trees in the forgraound and huge rock formation leading into the water. Land in the far background. Nice colors marine to sky blue waters and red/brown, yellows and grey scale in rocks. I too have been trying to get information, (Art History Major from Mu of Ohio, working as Autism teacher in Florida) Found this in my home, had been owned by a couple from Canada. Could be where this came from. Very interested in Artist and Litho's. Thanks for all the infor on this site it will be a great help.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #18
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Talking A. Marc watercolor prints

I have 3, Marc prints. They are NOT by Wilhelm Marc. They are all 12" x 16". His full name is A.(Andre) Marc Rothenburg. He painted views of small towns in France, in the early 1900's. They are beautiful watercolors. Original matts are beige or gray, and the frames are narrow white wood. Printed in Switzerland and numbered. Wish I knew the value. Have had one in family for over 70 years...bought 2 in an antique shop last year. Does anyone know where I can get more information on this artist??
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Old June 20th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #19
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I also have three prints signed "Marc" with the same "A. Marc" and print information on the back. One is of New York City Hall, one of the Brooklyn Bridge and one of New York skyline. This thread has the most information that I have found about this artist so thank you. These were paintings that were my grandparents so most likely from the 30s/40s.
Ruth
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 02:01 PM   #20
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I have two prints by A. Marc. One is titled Central Park, Westside (sic). It is a view painted from in front of the Natural History Museum. The other is a picture of the elevated train station at 34th Street in Manhattan. Both were printed by Stehli Bros. of Zurich, Switzerland. They were given to my mother as gifts in the 1930s. She lived in West Orange, New Jersey at the time. I have always wanted to see more of his work, as they were very precious to my mother.
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