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LYONEL FEININGER 1871-1956
1871 – New York – 1956 (American/German)
Title: Vessels in the Baltic Sea | Fahrzeuge in der Ostsee, 1918
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Woodcut on Wove Paper
Paper size: 40 x 49.5 cm. / 15.7 x 19.5 in.
Image size: 33.7 x 42.7 cm. / 13.7 x 16.8 in.
Additional Information: This original woodcut is hand signed in pencil “Lyonel Feininger” at the lower left margin.
It is also titled in pencil “Fahrzeuge in der Ostsee” by the artist, at the lower right margin.
Our impression is the second state (of two) and is one of a small number of impressions printed by the artist; it was not published in a standard edition.
The paper bears the estate stamp of the artist, verso.
Provenance: Estate of the artist.
Literature: Prasse, L.E. (1972). Lyonel Feininger: A Definitive Catalogue of his Graphic Work: Etchings, Lithographs, Woodcuts. The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1972.
Reference: Prasse W. 95
Condition: Handling creases in all margins. The sheet is toned. A tear in the lower right margin through the title of the artwork. Minor nicks along the upper and lower sheet edges.