Gerland or Garland ?
Recently this print surfaced in American Ebay signed in Sütterlin script: "Original Handdruck ......Gerland". It's maybe not as good or refined as Weimar printmaker Margarete Geibel's (1876-1955) many lovely "Goethehaus" prints although it is faintly remembering of her work.
Print by Margarete Geibel (below)
And then there's is this picture of a print showing Strassburg cathedral (Fr. "Nôtre-Dame"; Germ. "Munster") towering over rooftops. It could very well be by the same printmaker Gerland. The German owner of the Strassburg print identified (reading) its signature which is not legible in the photo however as "Garland".
This name in Thieme-Becker artist Lexicon besides the handful of British painters only mention a Swedish illustrator Jan Erik Garland born in Stockholm in 1905, so hardly a suspect to sign in German (pré WW2) Sütterlin script in which the "e" is very similar to our modern "n".
In my 1921 and 1930 (last edition) copies of Dresslers Kunsthandbuch (which actually is an address book) I find one art-historian named Otto Gerland (b. 1835) and not one Garland and he was an art historian)
Googling I found this painting (its in Ebay) the catgrdraq seen from a slightly different angle by Swiss born Vienna painter Karl Kromer (1889-1964)
I invite all vistors and readers of this blog/post to help solve this mystery printmakers identity.
All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only.