(Landscape with fir trees) by Emil Orlik

(Landscape with fir trees) by Emil Orlik

(Landscape with fir trees)

Emil Orlik

Title

(Landscape with fir trees)

 
Artist

Emil Orlik

  1870 - 1932 (biography)
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
color etching 
Image Size
8 5/8 x 6" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
22 of 250  
Annotations
 
Reference
eighth print of twelve images from the portfolio "originalgraphik", volume 1, 1926, Leipzig 
Paper
ivory laid Van Gelder with partial watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
published for the German book trade and commercial art, Leipzig 
Inventory ID
20923 
Price
$450.00 
Description

The Emil Orlik website (http://www.orlikprints.com/pages/single/201.html) states about this work: "....extremely RARE etching; this is only the second impression we have seen, having sold the first some 10 years ago; it is not illustrated in any of the literature on Orlik's work."

However, the etching is from a 1926 portfolio of prints attached to a special issue of a German journal "Originalgraphik zum Ludwig Volkmann - Sonderheft des Archivs für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik. Leipzig: Archivs für Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik, 1926." (Archive of Book Design and Applied Art).

The portfolio contained twelve lithographs, etchings and woodcuts by twelve Germanic artists of the period. All prints are signed by the artists and the edition was 250.Though done as a large edition there seem to be few that are extant.