Wendendes Gespann (Working Team) by Philipp Franck

Wendendes Gespann (Working Team) by Philipp Franck

Wendendes Gespann (Working Team)

Philipp Franck

Title

Wendendes Gespann (Working Team)

 
Artist

Philipp Franck

  1860 - 1944 (biography)
Year
1922  
Technique
drypoint 
Image Size
9 3/16 x 12 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
 
Reference
Kroll, page 42 (illustrated) 
Paper
heavy cream wove 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20087 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This dramatic drypoint depicts a team of draft horses, struggling to pull a harrow while the farmer walks behind with the reins in hand. The artist chose to view the subjects head on to emphasize the power generated by the team.

Phillip Franck did a number of etchings of horses between 1922 and 1924, horses working, frolicking, and running. These included a series of mythological horses including phantoms and the myth of the Daughters of Leucippus, with a nod to Reubens.