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Emil Orlik: Feluke am Nil - Feluka on the Nile

Feluke am Nil   -  Feluka on the Nile
etching with drypoint and roulette, 1916
Catalogue Reference: Schütte 125
Plate/Image Size: 29.5 x 19.7 cm - (11½ x 7¾ inches)
Sheet Size: 40 x 29.5 cm - (15¾ x 11½ inches)
signed and dated in pencil, inscribed '6 Zustand' and with a dedication (see below)

a wonderfully fine and clean impression of one of Orlik's masterpiece etchings
the 6th (probably last) state; on laid paper with full margins and deckles on all edges
this was very likely an impression which Orlik kept in his own collection as it bears a dedication dated 12.v.1931 to his friend the eminent theatre, film and literary critic Dr Bernhard Diebold

Bernahrd Diebold wielded immense power over the artistic world of Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s. He wrote for the Frankfurter Zeitung