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    Sale 7612

    Old Master, 19th Century, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    1 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 120

    Walter Gramatté (1897-1929)

    Das Gesicht - Neun Radierungen, Euphorion Verlag, Berlin, 1924 (Eckhardt 155-163; Rifkind 845; Hoh 1041-1049; Schick & Müller 38)

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    Estimate

    Walter Gramatté (1897-1929)
    Das Gesicht - Neun Radierungen, Euphorion Verlag, Berlin, 1924 (Eckhardt 155-163; Rifkind 845; Hoh 1041-1049; Schick & Müller 38)
    the complete portfolio of nine etchings with drypoint, open bite and some hand-colouring, some printed in colour or with coloured tone, with title page and justification, this copy not numbered, a set of trial proofs, before the edition of 65 (including ten deluxe copies printed on Japan, numbered in Roman numerals), printed by the artist and/or A. Ruckenbrod, Berlin, six printed on various types of Japan, three on wove, all signed in pencil, all but one (E. 163) inscribed Probedruck, other various inscriptions at the lower sheet edges, the full sheets (various sheet sizes), all with deckle edges at one or two sides, the prints on Japan hinged to thin card mounts, the others loose, generally in very good condition, within the original blue cardboard folder with the title and publication date on the front, vellum spine, some minor wear, generally in good condition(portfolio)
    560 x 405 mm. (overall)


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    Lächelnder Kopf (E. 156) printed in dark green.
    Ermüdender Kopf (E. 157) printed in black with green and red tone.
    Vogelmädchen (E. 158) printed in blue.
    Das Paar (E. 160) printed in black and green.
    Müder Mädchenkopf (E. 161) printed in black and green, some pink applied by the artist with the finger.
    Knabenkopf (E. 162) printd in black with green tone, some pink applied with the finger.
    Mann am Meer (E. 162) printed in black and green.

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    Provenance

    Ferdinand Eckhardt, art historian (Wien 1902 - Winnipeg 1995)


    Literature

    Karin Schick, Karsten Müller, Walter Gramatté 1827-1929, Kirchner Museum Davos, Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg, Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne, 2008, p. 60-61 (ill.)


    Exhibited

    Wiederentdeckt: Walter Gramatté 1897-1929, Kirchner Museum Davos, Davos Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg, 2008-2009 [another copy].