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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Emil Orlik’s softground etching, “Am Felde”, 1896


Emil Orlik (1870–1932)

“Am Felde” (In the Fields) (aka “Women Working in the Fields”; “Landschaft” [Landscape]; “Frauen bei der Heuernte” [Women making hay]), 1896 (as dated on plate), proof impression before publication in the art periodical, “PAN”, vol. 3, October 1897 (see http://www.orlikprints.com/pages/single/81.html).

Soft ground etching on cream watermarked laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 19.4 x 28 cm: (plate) 7 x 13.2 cm.
Inscribed on plate on lower edge: (centre) “ORLICK 96”

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See the description of this print at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Jewish Museum:

Condition: richly inked, well-printed faulless impression with generously wide margins in museum-quality/near pristine condition laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this remarkable museum-quality proof-impression of women hay-harvesters in which the gritty marks of the softground etching adds a dimension of everyday reality to the portrayal of field workers before the advent of mechanisation changed their rural lives, for AU$402 (currently US$178.28/EUR246.55/GBP223.01 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this seldom seen etching which may be interesting to compare with Camille Pissarro’s etchings of hayworkers, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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