1884 - 1950
TOTENHAUS (H. 252)
Woodcut, 1922, signed in pencil and inscribed 'Leichenhaus (Handprobedruck) 2 Zustand', a previously unrecorded trial proof (Hofmaier records only three) aside from the edition of 35, on imitation Japan paper, framed
image: 372 by 477 mm 14⅝ by 18¾ in
sheet: 452 by 561 mm 17¾ by 22⅛ in
With apparently full margins, the print is in good condition apart from very faint mat-stain and a few inconspicuous fox marks, rust flecks and tiny spots of discoloration. A pin hole between the feet of the central figure and several small pin holes in the margins, likely inherent to production (one backed with Japan at lower right). The margins with few slight creases and two small repaired tears, the longer measuring 3/4 inches in the lower sheet edge. (Traces of stray ink and graphite in the margins.)
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