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    Sale 7612

    Old Master, 19th Century, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    1 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 318

    Portfolio

    Meistermappe des Staatlichen Bauhauses, Bauhausverlag, Munich, Weimar 1923 (Söhn 210.1-8; Weber 6.1-8)

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    Portfolio
    Meistermappe des Staatlichen Bauhauses, Bauhausverlag, Munich, Weimar 1923 (Söhn 210.1-8; Weber 6.1-8)
    the complete portfolio comprising eight prints, with the title, table of contents and justification page, copy number 24, from the edition of one hundred, printed by hand in the workshop of the Staatliches Bauhaus, Weimar, on various papers, all signed in pencil, the prints by Marcks, Schlemmer and Schreyer dated 1923, the full sheets, all within the original thin paper mounts, the colours of the three lithographs by Kandinsky, Klee, and Moholy-Nagy remarkably fresh and bright, generally in very good condition, within the original yellow cardboard folder with the title and date on the spine, the yellow boards slightly toned, generally in good condition(portfolio)
    505 x 405 mm. (overall)


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    Comprising:
    Lyonel Feininger, Gelmeroda (Prasse W237; W. 6.1), woodcut, 1920, on tissue-thin fibrous Japan, signed in pencil

    Wassily Kandinsky, Fröhlicher Aufstieg (Roethel 177; W. 6.2), lithograph in colours, 1923, on wove, signed in pencil

    Paul Klee, Der Verliebte (Kornfeld 94 IIIb; W. 6.3), lithograph in dark pink and black, 1923, on wove, signed in pencil

    Gerhard Marcks, Am Öfchen (Lammek H 87; W. 6.4), woodcut, 1923, on laid, monogrammed and dated in pencil

    Georg Muche, Auf dem Tisch (Schiller 20; W. 6.5), etching, 1923, on stiff wove, signed in pencil

    László Moholy-Nagy, Komposition (W. 6.6), lithograph in black, grey, beige and red, 1923, on wove, signed in pencil

    Oskar Schlemmer, Abstrakte Figur, nach links (Figur 'S') (Grohmann R1; W. 6.7), etching, on stiff wove, signed and dated in pencil

    Lothar Schreyer, Ohne Title (W. 6.8), woodcut, 1923, on laid, signed and dated in pencil

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    Literature

    Klaus Weber, Punkt Linie Fläche - Druckgraphik am Bauhaus, exh. cat. Bauhaus-Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, 1999/2000, no. 6.1-8, p. 98-105 (ill.)