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Probably a scene in the Erzgebirge, south of Chemnitz and Dresden where Heckel spent time towards the end of 1914, before he left to serve in the medical unit in the army in Belgium in the war. Whilst there is no direct comparison in Heckel’s painted oeuvre, the oil Erzgebirge im Schnee, 1915 (Hüneke 1915-1, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA) shows a similar mountain landscape. As is common for Heckel with his woodcuts, he converts this to a vertical format and brings the subject closer to the viewer, intensifying the image and creating a cascade of light and dark down the picture plane. This is amongst the artist’s most striking landscape woodcuts.
There is an example of this woodcut in the Museum of Modern Art, New York