Windmühle. 1919. Woodcut. Prasse W 187. Signed and titled. From an edition of 80 copies. On creme paper. 25.3 x 30.5 cm (9.9 x 12 in). Sheet: 41 x 53 cm ( 16,1 x 20,9 in). Printed by Otto Felsing, Berlin. The edition was released in 1931 as annual gift from the "Verbindung zur Förderung deutscher Kunst" (formerly "Verbindung für historische Kunst", Berlin), 1931 (lower left with the stamp). Other copies of the edition are in possession of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the MoMa, New York. [EH].
PROVENANCE: Collection R.M.Light, Boston The Print Club, Philadelphia, auction May 2nd, 1968, lot 9.(obtained as present from aforementioned). Private collection Dr. Emanuel Wolff, Huntingdon Valley, USA (since then family property).
"In the woodcut technique Feininger found a most responsive and flexible medium, one uniquely and completely suited to his needs and temperament; it allowed him to move to a new freedom of expression and to attain a highly personal style with which he reached full maturity. To him it was the most simple and most direct of all graphic techniques." (Leona E. Prasse, Lyonel Feininger. A Definitive Catalog of his Graphic Work [..], Berlin 1972, p. 31).