(Leipzig 1886 - Nentershausen-Dens 1962)
A Young Silver Birch Tree in Springtime
A study of the head of a young woman wearing a hat drawn in pencil, with stumping, on the verso.
Signed and dated 1908 / WALTHER GASCH at the lower right.
531 x 370 mm. (20 7/8 x 14 1/2 in.)
The present sheet was likely drawn when Gasch was a student at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Dresden, where from 1905 onwards he trained under Emanuel Hegenbarth and Oskar Zwintscher, and later with Richard Müller. He undertook study trips to France, Italy and Holland, and in the early part of his career painted mainly landscapes, still life subjects and portraits, as well as studies of animals and birds.