Max Klinger

Auf den Schienen (On the Rails)

etching and aquatint on paper, 

signed trial proof, 1889


Max Klinger (1857-1920) 

"Auf den Schienen" ["On the Rails"]


etching and aquatint on sturdy Japan paper

26,5 x 19 cm (plate); 60 x 45 cm (sheet)

trial proof of the second state of five (before steel-facing of the plates)

signed and dated in pencil lower left: M. Klinger. 9. Marz. 89

inscribed by the artist in pencil lower right: No. 9

the ninth impression of twenty in the first edition

Singer (catalogue raisonne) 178 II

Plate VIII from Klinger's Vom Tode, Erster Teil cycle [On Death, Part I].

This print is the ninth impression of the second state.  The second state of this print is part of the first edition of the Vom Tode, Erster Teil cycle, which consisted of twenty signed trial proofs, including the present copy.

Provenance:  Maximilian (Max) Morgenstern (1883-1946) and his wife Hertha Morgenstern nee Israel (1900-1962), Vienna, who acquired the print directly from the artist, thence by descent in the familly until acquired by The Daulton Collection.


Jack Daulton
The Jack Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California