HERBERT BAYER | SELECTED WORKS
4 gelatin silver prints, comprising Metamorphosis; Unmöglich; Self-Portrait (Hand with Pencil); and Pfeifenritter [Smoking Knight], the first two signed and dated in pencil on the image, editioned ‘26/40’ and ‘36/40,’ respectively, in pencil in the margin, each signed, titled, and dated in pencil and with the photographer's credit stamp on the reverse, framed, 1930-1937, printed later (herbert bayer: photographic works, pp. 43, 65, 79, and 83) (4)
Various sizes to 10⅛ by 13½ in. (25.7 by 34.3 cm.) or the reverse
This group of 4 prints is in generally excellent condition. The reverse of each is signed, titled and dated in pencil or ink, and there are various printers and numerical notations in pencil in an unidentified hand. There are Ginny Williams Collection labels on the reverse of each mat. Individual dimensions and condition notes are as follows:
"Metamorphosis", 1936: 10 1/8 by 13 1/2 in. (25.7 by 34.3 cm.) This print, on paper with an eggshell surface and slight sheen, is signed, dated '36,' and editioned '26/40' in pencil in the margin and titled in ink on the reverse. It is very faintly silvered. The following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: 'fotoplastik;' '133 [circled]'; '30/481'; and '(67).'
Self-Portrait (Hand with Pencil), 1937: 9 by 12 in. (22.9 by 30.5 cm.) '071:13905 / IC' is written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse.
Unmöglich (Self-Portrait), 1932: 13 1/2 by 9 1/2 in. (34.3 by 24.1 cm.) This is on paper with an eggshell surface. It is signed and dated '32' on the image in pencil and editioned '36/40' in pencil in the margin. There is a crescent-shaped crease in the lower right quadrant that does not appear to break the emulsion.
Smoking Knight (Pfeifenritter), 1930: 13 by 9 1/2 in. (33 by 23.5 cm.) Printing notes and '071:12602 / IC' are written in pencil on the reverse. The reverse is faintly soiled.
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