It is generally believed that Pechstein took up lithography in 1908, the year he began etching, and from the outset he was careful to number each impression. The amount produced was so small that it seems inapropriate to talk of an edition, since, generally speaking, four or five only of each were printed. Anthony Griffiths and Francis Carey in researching The Print in Germany 1880-1933 record that 7 is the highest number they have seen on any of his lithographs. Confusingly, he was far less scrupulous with his other prints. Numbers are rarely found on either his etchings or woodcuts.