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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

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 ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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