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Zauberer (22. Jahresblatt). 1952.
Woodcut in colors.
Ebner/Gabelmann 951 H II b (of II b). Dube 401 b II (of b II). Signed and dated, as well as inscribed "22. Jahresblatt" and with the female gender symbol. Dated "1953" in the printing block. On firm wove paper. 18.2 x 12.4 cm (7.1 x 4.8 in). Sheet: 21 x 14,9 cm (8,2 x 5,8 in).
The artust made the early "Jahresblätter" (annual sheets) from memory in an edition of in an edition of ca. 60 copies, later some 90-100 copies were printed. [AR].
• Between 1930 and 1968 (except for 1941), the artist sent his so-called annual sheets to friends and family as New Year greetings.
• Marvelous print in blue and red, only few copies of this type are known.
• The magician's facial features resemble Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, two years later the artist made a painting with the same motif that he dedicated to Paul Klee ("Der Zauberer", Hüneke 1954-2).
PROVENANCE: Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp, Lugt 6032).
EXHIBITION: Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Erich Heckel, Einfühlung und Ausdruck, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, Ocotober 31, 2020 - March 7, 2021, extended until June 20, 2021 (with color illu. on p. 375).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).
LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 344, SHG no. 555 (with color illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 257, SHG no. 582 (with color illu.).
In good condition. With faint tiny stains that do not impair the fine overall impression. Upper and left margin presumably minimally trimmed.
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