Monday, March 08, 2010
Treasures From The Washington Book Show
He Was born on 4th of April, 1861 in Riga (then part of Russia,today in Latvia) and died after revolution in Finland, which just had declared independence, in December 1917.
He was director of the Hermitage museum 1909-1915.
He made about 130 exlibris, many for the Romanovs.
This one is for daughter Renate (1889-?) zincography (?), made in 1902.
Svetlan Piilman and Veniamin Khudoley made a publication of Armin Baron von F(oe)lkersam in 2006 just before prof. Khudoley died. It is in Russian, with short summaries both in English and German. It is illustrated but this one is not among the pictures.
The story of Foelkersams continued in WWII with a certain Adrian von Foelkersam...