Grand Koudou (Gazelle d'Inde) by Joseph Hecht

Grand Koudou (Gazelle dInde) by Joseph Hecht

Grand Koudou (Gazelle d'Inde)

Joseph Hecht

Title

Grand Koudou (Gazelle d'Inde)

 
Artist

Joseph Hecht

  1891 - 1951 (biography)
Year
1934  
Technique
engraving, done on copper plate 
Image Size
5 3/4 x 3 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
state proof, aside from edition of 25 - 35. 
Annotations
in pencil: "epreuve d'essai = repasse le roulean deux fois pour avoir le resultat en peu plus fonce !? 2 Avril 1934" 
Reference
Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 222 
Paper
heavy antique-white laid 
State
ii/iii 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20953 
Price
$450.00 
Description

This engraving of a Grand Koudou or Kudu is a trial proof for which Hecht printed the plate a second time in order to darken the lines. Hecht uses an engraved line to create the composition, engraving more deeply when a darker line is desired.

Animals were essential elements in the composition of most of Hecht's prints. The Grand Kudu (or Koudou) is an antelope native to southern Africa. It's long, twisting horns have been used to make instruments and is sometimes used as a shofar in Jewish ceremonies. These instruments are also used in Scout Movement rituals and at soccer games by fans.