Der Ritter (The Knight) by Lovis Corinth

Der Ritter (The Knight) by Lovis Corinth

Der Ritter (The Knight)

Lovis Corinth

Title

Der Ritter (The Knight)

 
Artist

Lovis Corinth

  1858 - 1925
Year
1914  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
5 5/8 x 4 1/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
proof, aside from published edition 
Annotations
other signed impressions have been found numbered over 20 
Reference
Schwarz 173 iii 
Paper
ivory laid 
State
iii/iii 
Publisher
published In Leipzig, Germany By Zeitschrift Für Bildende Kunst In 1914/15 
Inventory ID
20992 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Berlin Secessionist artist Lovis Corinth and his wife, Charlotte Bernard, who was 20 years younger than he, are the models for this print, which features the artist dressed in a knight's garb. There is an oil painting and aa drypoint entitled "The Victor" (Muller 546) that relate to this image.

In 1911 Corinth suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed on his left side, leaving him with a chronic tremor. The result of this being a shift to simpler, more powerful images such as this fantasy portrait, the fierce knight either capturing or protecting the young maiden.

There is an unsigned edition of this work that has the title in letterpress type in the lower margin, published In Leipzig, Germany by Zeitschrift FÃ1⁄4r Bildende Kunst in 1914/15.