Carl Anton Reichel

Study of a Female Nude

1909, woodcut



Carl (Karl) Anton Reichel (Wels 1874-1944 Vienna) 

Study of a Female Nude [Weibliche Aktstudie]


woodcut in colors on paper, possibly with hand embellishments

image 36,8 x 26,7 cm (14-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches)

along upper sheet edge in pencil signed, inscribed, and dated: "Carl Anton Reichel. Salzburg. 1909."

Condition: pinholes in the extreme corners; scattered creases throughout; faint spots of foxing; scattered toning throughout.


Regina Dickinger, Carl Anton Reichel (1874-1944), Biographie und Werkverzeichnis, Dipl.-Arb. / MA thesis (Salzburg, 1985) (catalogue raisonne), WV No. 16.

Tobias G. Natter, Max Hollein, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, eds., Art for All: The Color Woocut in Vienna Around 1900 (Cologne: Taschen, 2016), ill. pg. 209.


Carl Anton Reichel: "Painter, etcher, graphic artist. - Studied medicine and soon specialized in psychiatry, psychology, hypnosis and Indology.  A trip to Paris in 1900 inspired his first woodcuts and etchings. His predilection for and interest in Buddhism, psychiatric border areas, music and literature all influenced his work.  He always tried to transcend the world of the visible and can thus be seen as a precursor of Viennese Fantastic Realism.  His first solo exhibition took place in 1905 at the Galerie Miethke, which also published some of his woodcuts."  Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel in Art for All, above, at pg. 378

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