Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 65

 

65
Lyonel Feininger
Windmühle, 1919.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 20.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Windmühle. 1919.
Woodcut.
Prasse W187. Signed, titled and inscribed " Besser ausdrucken", "Flecke im Grunde wegstechen", annotations monogrammed. Trial proof before the edition. On light brownish Japon. 25.5 x 30.5 cm (10 x 12 in). Sheet: 41 x 53,3 cm (16,1 x 21 in).
Lower left margin with stamp of edition "Verbindung zur Förderung deutscher Kunst vormals Verbindung historische Kunst".
Very interesting trial proof with numerous hand-written annotations.

This print offers insight into Lyonel Feininger's working methods. Annotations refer to both printing as well as the cleaning of the printing block. The meticulous inscription suggests how important the correct print was to Feininger. Sheets of this kind are irreplacable documents of artistic development. It seems that Leona E. Prasse, editor of the catalog raisonné of graphic works, did not know this sheet.



65
Lyonel Feininger
Windmühle, 1919.
Woodcut
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 17,500 / $ 20.300

(incl. 25% surcharge)