Pianist. 1930. Etching with India ink application in monotype technique. Helliesen/Sørensen 373. Signed, inscribed "Selbstdruck" and betitelt. From an edition of 4 known copies. On laid paper. 45 x 34 cm (17.7 x 13.3 in). Sheet: 58,5 x 38,5 cm (23 x 15,1 in). Our sheet is a remarkable example of Rolf Nesch's experimental approach to etching. The linear structure of the etching is broken up by the India ink monotype technique, emphasizing the subtle nuances of the tailcoat, the backrest and the left part of the background. This way every single copy of the sheet is a unique piece. The sheet shows the Swiss pianist Edwin Fischer, who performed as guest of the 'Hamburger Philharmonische Gesellschaft' in 1930. [EH]. Unique object due to India ink monotype.
PROVENANCE: Collection Johannes and Lilly Meyer, Hamburg (acquired driectly from the artist) Private collection Northern Germany (inherited from aforementioned).