‘Porsche 356’ by Walter Gotschke, 1953
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Walter Gotschke (1912-2000)
A charming original watercolour of a Porsche 356 ‘Split-Window’ Coupé, with driver and lady passenger navigating a snowy road with their dogs riding in the back. Framed and glazed, the artwork is signed by Gotschke lower right, and dated 1953.
Overall size: 16½ x 15½ inches (42 x 39 cm)
Gotschke worked for Mercedes-Benz in 1938 producing posters and illustrations depicting the team’s numerous victories. Following the war, he returned as a freelance illustrator for Mercedes, and became chief illustrator for Automobile Quarterly, Road and Track and Auto Motor und Sport.
Given his enthusiasm for racing subjects, to have a work depicting a more domestic subject, is quite rare.
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