The Old Print Shop

Sophie Scholl.

  • ARTIST: Peter Gourfain

  • MEDIUM: Eight woodcuts,

    DATE: 2007.

  • EDITION SIZE: Portfolio edition 5. Paper size 20 x 15" (50.8 x 38.1 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: All prints signed and titled in pencil. Titles "Sophie Scholl at the Munich Railway station." "Printing the leaflets." "Distributing them at the University." "A Synopsis of the 6 leaflets." "Interrogation." "Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, & Christoph Probst." "A Last Embrace." "On the way to execution." <BR><BR> Members of the White Rose, Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans, and Christopher Probst, were caught, tried, and executed for writing, printing, and distributing leaflets in 1942-43 opposing the Nazi regime and the war. On the way to the guillotine, she said "What a beautiful day, and I must leave. But how many have to die on the battlefields, how many young lives full of hope. . .What does my death matter if thousands are shaken up and aroused by our activities!"

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Inscribed "A.P."

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.