Am Mühlbach

Am Mühlbach

The title of this idyllic canal scene with dock and line of trees by Julius Aschauer containing the name Mühlbach may refer to any number of waterways within the countries of Austria, France, Germany, Italy or Luxembourg.

For a comparison landscape, see the work “Wiesenbach” by fellow Austrian photographer Paul Pichier.

Eminent Viennese pictorialist photographer Julius Aschauer, (b. 1878?) who perfected the bromoil process to a high level, was made a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1927, and was active as an amateur in the 1920s and 1930s.

Mr. Aschauer sent about twenty of the finest Bromoil Transfers over the period of the year and achieved three of the medals. That he did not win oftener is an evidence that judges can and do find the value that may lie in even a snap-shot when it carries a message of art and beauty. And it proves that juries are not always swayed by the wonders of technic or the fame that lies in a name. — “THIS IS THE CUP WINNER”: Camera Craft: April, 1926, p. 177: illustrated: THE BEGGAR- Medalist and First  Award Camera Craft May Competition

Am Mühlbach

Image Dimensions13.5 x 13.6 | 32.1 x 25.5 cm cm spot-glued to manilla overmatt verso 39.1 x 29.0 cm

Print Notes

Recto: titled in graphite on mount and signed by the artist: ll: “Am Mühlbach; lr: J Aschauer; moderate foxing to print support. 

Verso: The address of the artist in graphite: Julius Aschauer, Vienna II. Gr. Pfarrgasse 26. Austria.; remnants of gampi-style paper protective print overmatt along top margin. 


Purchased for this archive in December, 2019 from the photographer and editor Sigismund Blumann’s grandson Thomas High.