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Etching on laid paper, 9,7 x 11,7 cm (plate). 1915. Signed proof.
Of this etching only a few impresssions (if not only a unique copy) were printed on the experimental press of Dr. Josef Grünberg. According to Emil Orlik, Grünberg, who worked full-time as a dentist, was one of the most important graphic collectors in Germany and invented a special copper printing press (“hydrotype”) on which printing plates of any material (including glass, porcelain and stone) could be printed. According to Orlik, Grünberg also revived the cliché verre process, which had already been completely forgotten at that time. Max Slevogt, Otto Pankok, Emil Orlik and Josef Grünberg came together to form the SPOG Circle of Friends and Artists in 1917.