When people described the show in Kulmbach as the “Mecca” of the flat tin world, they were right. I met so many talented painters and engravers, collectors and people informed about the flat tin world, it was overwhelming.
I was introduced to Philippe Fourquet and set up an interview and gallery of his work shortly after the show
last year. Andreas Barz and Philippe are fellow collectors. a month ago Andreas sent another piece painted by Philippe. I am embarrassed to say I just found it two days ago. I wondered, “Where in the world did that come from?” It was hidden from me in a multi chained letter correspondence I had with Andreas, and I simply overlooked.
Andreas identifies it as a 30mm flat painted by Philippe Fourquet, and as a gift. It was edited by Siebert Wagner of Hannover, and engraved by Ewald Kovar of Vienna. “It shows the secret wedding of Romeo and Juliet and it is part of a greater set on Romeo and Juliet edited by Siebert Wagner after Shakespeare’s tragedy.”