The etching by Max Brüning has dimensions of 23 x 20 cm (frame dimensions: 35 x 32 cm).
I once bought it at Veilinghuis Ambères in Antwerp, Belgium and had it framed in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Max Brüning (1887-1968) was a German painter and etcher born in Delitsch. He was a student of Alois Kolb and Peter Palm at the Leipzig Academy. Later he also attended the Munich Academy under Franz von Stuck. During the First World War he was employed as a draftsman for the German War Newspaper. He became friends with Crown Prince Wilhelm. After this war he moved back to Leipzig and then to Berlin where he worked for magazines and made portraits of women with a slightly erotic character. This portrait can probably be placed in this period. His studio was a well-known meeting place for a variety of personalities active in art, film, sports and politics. When the world's troubles broke out, this life changed. In 1936 he married the painter Viktoria Richter, with whom he completed many joint works. In 1943 many of his records were destroyed.The etching has a few small creases and light signs of use that can be seen in the photos.