Lot 13 of 210:
Max Beckmann illustration from The Duchess  

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Illustration from Die Fürstin (The Duchess) by Kasimir Edschmid

Beckmann, Max





Drypoint etching. Impression size 18.2x14 cm (7½x5½") on a larger sheet, approximately 32x23 cm (12½x9¼"). Tipped to card backing. One of 130 signed copies from a total printing of 500.

Signed by Beckmann at the lower right. Illustration (to face page 78) from Kasimir Edschmid's 1918 book Die Fürstin, one of six illustrations by Beckmann for this book.  Provenance: The estate of Aaron Sopher, Baltimore artist and associate of Max Beckmann and George Grosz..

Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950) was a painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement. Beckmann achieved great success during the years of the Weimar Republic but his fortunes changed with the rise to power of the Third Reich. His work was considered degenerate by Adolph Hitler and Beckmann was dismissed from his teaching position at the Art School in Frankfurt. He left Germany for the Netherlands and later the United States.

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A bit toned overall, light matte-burn; near fine.

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