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Das Tor (The Gate) - 1912, Etching and Drypoint.

Prasse E52. A impression from the edition of 125 for “Die Schaffenden” in 1919. Signed in pencil. Signed, titled and dated in the plate, beneath the image Feininger, THE GATE and Wenesd'y, Sept. 4, 1912.

Image size 10 5/8 x 7 13/16 inches (270 x 198 mm); sheet size: 16 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches (416 x 321 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on heavy cream Japan, with full margins (3/4 to 2 1/4 inches). Several small repaired tears and creases at the sheet edges, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

Published by Gustav Kiepenheuer, Weimar, with the Die Schaffenden blind stamp in the lower left margin.

Reproduced: German Expressionist Prints and Drawings, The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Prestel, 1989; Artists & Prints, Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004.

Collections: BM, LACMA, MOMA.

Price On Request


Das Tor, Ribnitz (Town Gate, Ribnitz)- 1912, Woodcut.

Prasse W10, I. One of only 5 proof impressions on yellow tissue; before the crack in the block; before the only published trade edition (on ordinary wove paper) in the periodical Neue Blatter fur Kunst und Dichtung, Dresden, October, 1919.

Signed in pencil and annotated 1807, the artist’s inventory number.

Image size 5 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches (144 x 140 mm); sheet size: 8 7/8 x 7 inches (225 x 178 mm).

A fine, black impression, on thin yellow tissue. Light toning within previous mat openings, 5/16 to 7/8 inch away from the image; the sheet edges irregularly torn (see enlargement), otherwise in good condition. Very scarce in this state.

The gate depicted here is in the town of Ribnitz, a location in Mecklenburg on the Baltic Sea, where Feininger often spent his summers.

Collections: Dresden (trade); MOMA (proof); Princeton PUL (trade); Saarbrucken (proof II).

Price On Request


Wagen Auf Einer Brucke (Wagon Crossing a Bridge)- 1912, Woodcut.

Prasse W82. One of only several proofs before the published edition of 30 (No. 5 of portfolio, Ten Woodcuts by Lyonel Feininger, 1941). Signed in pencil and annotated 1867, the artist’s inventory number.

Image size 3 1/8 x 4 3/8 inches (79 x 111 mm); sheet size: 4 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches (121 x 175 mm).

A fine, black impression, on cream tissue; spot glued in the top left and right sheet corners to a cream wove backing sheet (6 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches); slight creasing in the wide left margin, otherwise in excellent condition. Annotated in the artist’s hand on the backing sheet verso, Bruke Uber Fluss (Bridge On River). A very scarce signed proof impression on tissue, not noted in the Prasse catalog. Also used by the artist as a letterhead.

Collections: Cincinnati CiPL (1941 Ed); Cleveland CMA (letterhead); New York MOMA (1941 Ed.); Philadelphia PAFA (1941 Ed.).

Price On Request


Angler und Schiffe (Anglers and Ships) - 1916, Woodcut.

Prasse W135. Edition 30 (1941), one of only several proofs before the published edition. Signed and dated in pencil. Signed with the artist’s emblem in pencil, bottom left sheet corner.

Image size 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches (83 x 114 mm); sheet size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (140 x 216 mm).

A fine, black impression, on oatmeal-tan carbon-copy paper, with full margins (3/4 to 2 1/4 inches). The paper lightly sun-bleached within the original mat opening; a small loss in the top right sheet corner (1/2 inch); otherwise in excellent condition.

Estate stamped and numbered W 701 in pencil, in the lower right sheet corner. Published edition: No. 8 of the porfolio, Ten Woodcuts by Lyonel Feininger, 1941. Used as a letterhead.

Collections: Berlin East KK (letterhead); Cincinnati CiPL; Cleveland CMA (II, 1941 edition); New York MOMA (II, 1941 edition); Philadelphia PAFA (II, 1941 edition).

SOLD


Kirche und Dorf (Church and Village)- 1919, Woodcut.

Prasse W18. No published edition–one of only a few proofs. Signed in pencil and numbered 1814 (the artist's work number) in the artist’s hand, bottom center margin. Estate stamped and numbered W 37 in pencil, in the bottom right sheet corner.

Image size 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches (86 x 117 mm); sheet size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (140 x 216 mm).

A fine, black impression, on oatmeal-tan carbon-copy paper, with full margins (3/4 to 2 9/16 inches), in excellent condition. Very scarce.

Collections: None known

$7800.


Hafendock (Harbor Dock) - 1919, Woodcut.

Prasse W153. No published edition–one of only 5 known proofs. Signed in pencil and numbered 1934 (the artist's work number) in the bottom center margin. Estate stamped and numbered W 716 in pencil, in the bottom left sheet corner.

Image size 3 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches (86 x 89 mm); sheet size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (140 x 216 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tan carbon-copy paper, with full margins (3/4 to 2 9/16 inches), in excellent condition. Very scarce.

Collections: None known

$7400.


Angler (mi Sonne); Fishermen (with Sun) - 1919, Woodcut.

Prasse W191. Edition 50 (1921), 30 (1941), one of five known proofs before the published editions. Signed and titled in pencil. Numbered 1971 (the artist's work number) in the artist’s hand, in the bottom center margin.

Image size 3 15/16 x 5 1/2 inches (100 x 140 mm); sheet size 8 1/2 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm).

A fine, black impression, on oatmeal-tan carbon-copy paper, with full margins (1 5/8 to 3 inches). The paper lightly sun-bleached within the original mat opening, otherwise in excellent condition.

From the artist’s estate with the numbered estate stamp in the bottom right sheet corner. Published editions: No.9 of porfolio, Zwolf Holzschnitte von Lyonel Feininger, 1921; No.9 of portfolio, Ten Woodcuts by Lyonel Feininger, 1941.

Cover illustration and frontispiece for the exhibition catalog, Lyonel Feininger (New York: Buchholz and Willard Galleries, March 11-29, 1941; and Detroit Institute of Arts, July-August 1941).

Collections: Ann Arbor; Cambridge BRM; Cincinnati CiPL; Cleveland CMA; Darmstadt BA; Essen, Hamburg; Kaiserslautern; Krefeld; New York MOMA; Philadelphia PAFA; PMA; Saarbrucken; San Francisco AFGA.

$8500.


Kreuzende Segelschiffe 2 (Cruising Sailing Ships 2) - 1919, Woodcut.

Prasse W175. Edition 275 unsigned for portfolio Die tunlte Jahresgabe des Kreises graphischer Kunstler und Sammier, 1925; 25 signed de luxe edition nos. I-XXV, on Japanese Milo paper; 150 signed edition nos. 1-150, on Zanders cream laid paper; 100 unsigned nos. 151-250. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 6 x 8 7/8 inches (171 x 225 mm); sheet size 9 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches (241 x 302 mm).

A superb, black, proof impression, apart from the published editions, on tissue-thin cream laid Japan, with full margins ( 7/8 to 1 5/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Feininger estate stamp in the bottom right sheet corner.

Collections: Altenburg, Braunschweig; Bremen; Cincinnati CIAM (proof); Cleveland CMA (proof); Darmstadt BA (proof); Dresden (185/250); Essen; Kaiserslautern (11/150); Karlsruhe (XIV/XXV0); Leipzig MdbK (24/150); Philadelphia PMA; Tel Aviv; Trenton (proof); Washington NGA; Zwickau.

Price On Request.


Waldkirche, 2 (Church in the Woods, 2) - 1920, Woodcut.

Prasse 220. Edition proofs only; 2nd state (of 3). Signed in pencil, lower left. Numbered 2028 (the artist's inventory number) in the artist’s hand, in the bottom center margin.

Image size 5 11/16 x 4 1/2 inches (144 x 114 mm); sheet size 9 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches (248 x 168 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream laid Japan, with full margins (7/8 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. A rare 2nd state proof; Prasse cites only one known proof in this state, on oatmeal-tan carbon-copy paper.

No. 10 of portfolio, Zwölf Holzschnitte von Lyonel Feininger, 1921.

Collections: Cambridge BRM; Darmstadt BA, Hlm; Hamburg; Kaiserslautern; Krefeld; Philadelphia PMA; Sarbrücken.

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Die Architektur (Architecture); also Stadtbild (Citiscape) - 1920, Woodcut.

Prasse W232. Edition 50. Signed in pencil.

Image size 6 x 8 7/8 inches (152 x 229 mm); sheet size 9 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches (241 x 302 mm).

A fine, black impression, on off-white Japan, with full margins (1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

No.11 of the portfolio Zwolf Holzschnitte von Lyonel Feininger, 1921.
Provenance: Peter Deitsch Collection; Weimar Museum.

Collections: Cambridge BRM, Darmstadt BA, Hamburg, Kaiserslautern, Krefeld, Munich, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Price On Request.


Abend Am Meere (Evening by the Sea) - c. 1926, Woodcut.

Prasse W246. An unsigned proof impression.

Image size 5 5/16 x 5 1/4 inches (135 x 133 mm); sheet size 9 1/2 x 12 inches (241 x 305 mm).

A superb, black impression, on tissue-thin cream laid Japan, with full margins (2 to 3 1/4 inches), in excellent condition.

No. 8 of portfolio, 10 Holzschnitte von Lyonel Feininger (c.1926).

Collections: Cambridge FAM loan, Dresden, New York MOMA.

$2400.


Süssenborn (also Dorfkirche also Little Church) - c. 1926, Woodcut.

Prasse W253. One of only several proofs on Japan. Signed in pencil, lower left. Numbered 2401 (the artist's inventory number), estate stamped and numbered W 420 in pencil, in the bottom right sheet corner.

Image size 5 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches (137 x 146 mm); sheet size 8 x 9 1/2 inches (203 x 241 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream laid Japan, with full margins (1 1/8 to 2 inches), in excellent condition. One of only a few signed proofs before the published editions: 50 on Mino copy paper, of which 44 are unsigned; No. 10 of portfolio, 10 Holzschnitte von Lyonel Feininger (c.1926).

Süssenborn is a village near Weimar in Thuringia, central Germany.

Collections: Dresden, Middletown

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Süssenborn (also Dorfkirche also Little Church) - c. 1926, Woodcut.

Prasse W253. One of only several unsigned proof impressions before the published editions.

Image size 5 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches (137 x 146 mm); sheet size 8 x 9 1/2 inches (203 x 241 mm).

A superb, black impression, on tissue-thin cream laid Japan, with full margins (1 1/8 to 2 inches), in excellent condition.

No. 10 of portfolio, 10 Holzschnitte von Lyonel Feininger (c.1926). Süssenborn is a village near Weimar in Thuringia, central Germany.

Collections: Dresden, Middletown.

$2400.


Off the Coast, Stone 3 (Vor Der Kuste, Stein 3) - 1951, Lithograph.

Prasse L14 II. Edition 250, plus 10 artist's proofs. Signed in pencil.

Image size 9 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches (241 x 368 mm); sheet size: 13 1/4 x 19 inches (337 x 483 mm).

A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 3/4 to 2 1/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by George Miller, New York, 1951.

Published by the Print Club of Cleveland, Publication No. 29, 1951; with The Print Club of Cleveland ink stamp verso; in the original Print Club of Cleveland mat with label attached. This signature work was the artist’s first lithograph since a handful of much earlier works created from 1906-12 in Germany. The success of this work lead the artist to produce 5 other lithographs with the printer, George Miller. Feininger produced only 20 lithographs throughout his prolific career. His earlier works were never editioned, and only a few proofs provide a record of those formative experiments.

Collections: Albion; Amherst; Ann Arbor; Baltimore; Bera; Bethlehem; Cincinnati CiAM; Cleveland CMA; La Jolla; Medford; New Haven YUAG; MMA; NYPL; Oberlin; Olcott; Pasadens; Princeton AM; SanFrancisco AFGA; SFMA; Library of Congress; NGA.

Price On Request

sailing ships, cubism. german expressionism

Manhattan I, Stone 2 - 1951, Lithograph.

Prasse L16. Edition 25. Signed in pencil. Numbered 1/25 in pencil, in the artist’s hand, in the bottom left sheet corner.

Image size 11 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches (286 x 219 mm); 15 3/4 x 11 1/4 sheet size: inches (400 x 286 mm).

A fine, clean impression, on off-white Rives wove paper, with full margins (1 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Collections: Boston BPL; Cambridge FAM; Cleveland CMA; Jerusalem BNM; Philadelphia PMA; Washington LC.

SOLD


Ships (Three Sailing Ships) - 1919, Woodcut.

Prasse W151, II. Edition proofs only; 100 (1964). Numbered 51/100 in pencil.

Image size 9 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches (248 x 286 mm); sheet size 17 x 19 1/8 inches (432 x 486 mm).

A fine, black impression, on cream Japan, with full margins (3 to 4 3/8 inches), in excellent condition.

From the posthumous edition authorized by Julia Feininger and published by Associated American Artists, New York, 1964. The edition was printed by Harold McGrath under the supervision of Leonard Baskin in 100 numbered impressions, authenticated with the blindstamp combining the emblems of Lyonel and Julie Feininger, in the lower right margin.

Collections: Aic, Essen, MOMA, NYPL, Syracuse University, NGA, Weimar.

$650.


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