Liebespaar. 1909. Woodcut, hand-made proof. Schapire H 25. With embossed artist monogram "SR" and signed and numbered by printer. Verso with copyright stamp of "Karl und Emy Schmidt-Rottluff-Stiftung". Copy from an edition of 50 copies on this type of paper. On firm laid paper by Zerkall (Alt Cleve). 54 x 40.5 cm (21.2 x 15.9 in). Sheet: 68 x 50 cm (26,7 x 19,6 in). The limited edition of this woodcut was printed from the artist's original woodblock (Möller 11) by the art print shop "Clemens Büntig Editionen" in 2013. Published by "Ernst Rathenau Kunsthandel und Verlag". With the motif of the lovers, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff depicted togetherness and erotic tension between a man and a woman with great intensity. He transfers feelings onto the wooden block with great expressiveness. As he was largely occupied with formal problems at this time, developing an increasingly reduced and geometric style, he executed the "Liebenden" in limewood, which the artist can process in all directions. Limited jubilee edition of five rare motifs by the artist. This is a particularly sentimental motif, which has not been offered on the international auction market. (Source: www.artnet.de).
Please also note the other four motifs: Weg mit Bäumen (1911), Köpfe I (1911), Katzen I (1914) and Dünen und Mole (1917). Receive a 10% discount when ordering all five motifs. If you wish, you may also purchase the depicted softwood frame with acid-free mount and Mirogard-UV-Protection-Glass. Size of frame: 95 x 77 cm. Price: 280¤.