Max Klinger

Opus VIII: A Life (Ein Leben)

etchings and aquatints on paper

trial proofs outside The Stinnes Portfolio

1883-84

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Verführung" ["Temptation" or "Seduction"]

1884

etching and aquatint on paper

41 x 21,6 cm (plate)

rare trial proof of the third state (before letters)

signed and dated in pencil lower left: M. Klinger. 10. April 1884

inscribed by the artist in pencil below: 3 Zustand 6 Druck. No. 4, Verführung.

The Daulton Collection


Singer (catalogue raisonne) 130 III


A rare trial proof of Plate 4 from Klinger's Ein Leben cycle, outside of The Heinrich Stinnes Portfolio owned by The Daulton Collection.  (The Stinnes Portfolio also includes a proof impression of the third state.)


The Daulton Collection also owns a trial proof of the second state of "Verführung":

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Verführung" ["Temptation" or "Seduction"]

1883

etching and aquatint on China paper

41,9 x 21,9 cm (plate)

rare trial proof of the second state

signed, dated, and inscribed below in pencil:

"M. Klinger 12./2.[18]83. 2me état 3eme epreuve. // Verführung // Ein Leben ...".

The Daulton Collection


Singer (catalogue raisonne) 130 II (of VII).  Splendid early impression from the unfinished plate, before the etching in the water bubbles, on the full sheet.


A rare trial proof of Plate 4 from Klinger's Ein Leben [A Life]cycle, Opus VIII, outside of The Heinrich Stinnes Portfolio owned by The Daulton Collection.  


condition: Only slightly dusty, only isolated very faint spots in the white margin, fine pinch marks, minimal creased above due to the mounting, otherwise in perfect and original condition.

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Prefacio I" ["Prefazio I"]

1884

etching on soft laid Japan

29,8 x 25 cm  (11 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.) (plate); 22 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (sheet)

rare trial proof of the first state

signed and dated in pencil: M. Klinger. 20. Jan. 84. Berlin

inscribed by the artist in pencil: 1.Z.3.Dr. [State 1, Impression 3]

The Daulton Collection


Singer (catalogue raisonne) 127 I.  Hans Singer knew of only three impressions of the first state.


A rare trial proof of Plate 1 from Klinger's Ein Leben cycle, outside of The Heinrich Stinnes Portfolio owned by The Daulton Collection.  (The Stinnes Portfolio includes a proof impression of the second state.)

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The Jack Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California
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