Drypoint with plate tone.
Schapire 17. Signed and inscribed with the work number "157". On firm copper plate printing paper. 21.6 x 14.7 cm (8.5 x 5.7 in). Sheet: 36 x 27,7 cm (14,1 x 10,9 in).
• Fascinating exotic motif, masterly executed by Schmidt Rottluff in a strong drypoint etching with soft plate tone.
•Very rare. To date only one other proof of "Egypterin" has been offered on the international auction market.
• One of the artist's first and rare drypoint etchings. Schapire mentions a total of only 19 drypoint etchings made in 1915 and in 1920.
• Since the artist had visited the Dresden museum of ethnology, which reopened in 1910, the formal clarity and the simplicity of the exoitic sculpture became decisive for the developemnt of the expressionist Brücke style.
PROVENANCE: Hauswedell & Nolte, auction of Modern Art, June 10 and 11, 1993, cat. no. 880 (with illu. on plate 212).
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 1993, 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).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).
LITERATURE: Die Maler der "Brücke". Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloß Gottorf, Stuttgart 1995, cat. no. 631, pp. 374-375 (with illu.).
Die Maler der Brücke. Bestandskatalog Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stiftung Moritzburg, Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (Saale) 2005, SHG no. 143, pp. 74-75 (with illu.).
In good condition. Slightly and evenly discolored, a bit more obvious along the edges. Upper edge minimally blemished. [JS]
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