Sanglier Mort II (Dead Boar II) by Joseph Hecht

Sanglier Mort II (Dead Boar II) by Joseph Hecht

Sanglier Mort II (Dead Boar II)

Joseph Hecht

Title

Sanglier Mort II (Dead Boar II)

 
Artist

Joseph Hecht

  1891 - 1951 (biography)
Year
1928  
Technique
Burin engraving 
Image Size
6 5/8 x 10 5/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
"Epreuve d'etat 1=1 (Proof 1 of State 1) aside from edition of 25 
Annotations
pencil editioned, lower left 
Reference
Tonneau-Ryckelynck/Plumart 171 
Paper
buff, handmade, Montval laid, with artist's watermark. 
State
1 of a numer of individual state proofs 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20584 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Joseph Hecht was the artist who inspired S.W. Hayter to become an engraver. Many of Hecht's subjects were drawn from the animal kingdom, often depicting the violence and struggle between beasts and beasts and humans.

This engraving of a dead boar laying on a wooden table, is remarkable for the background wall, composed of tiny engraved marks that were done by hand, not with any special tool.

Done on a beautiful, handmade Montval paper with the artist's watermark, there are creases in the image that are the result of the pressure from the press and the shrinkage of the paper.