San Francisco, Between the Bridges by Max Pollak

San Francisco, Between the Bridges by Max Pollak

San Francisco, Between the Bridges

Max Pollak

Title

San Francisco, Between the Bridges

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
1949  
Technique
softground etching & color aquatint, printed a la poupeé. 
Image Size
12 7/8 x 19 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 150  
Annotations
titled, lower left; bears the red collector's stamp of Friedl Pollak in lower left corner of the paper along with the inscription: Friedl collection 
Reference
Triton catalogue 63, illustrated on page [16] 
Paper
cream wove Arches with watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22627 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

Max Pollak did this large color intaglio in 1949, using the tonal lines that softground etching can create and added color using aquatint, printed a la poupeé. He viewed San Francisco from the north, from the hills above Sausalito, where he and Friedl had a home. The skyline of the San Francisco is seen in the background with the Bay Bridge visible in the upper center left.

Pollak looked down over the Sausalito waterfront on San Francisco Bay. To the right are the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge which connects the city with Marin County and Northern California via US101, seen as a gray ribbon that runs through a cutout in the hill.

This exceptional impression, numbered 1 of 150 was from the personal collection of his wife, Friedl and has her red "FPC" stamp in the lower left margin.