Max Klinger

Opus XI: On Death, Part One

etchings and aquatints on paper, 

signed trial proofs, 1889

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920)

"Chaussee" ["Highway"]

1887

etching with aquatint on chamois-colored chine appliqué

27,4 x 16,8 cm (plate); 58,2 x 44,5 cm (sheet)

trial proof of the first state of five, with the red monogram stamp "MK" (Lugt 1882)

signed, dated, and inscribed in pencil lower right: "M. Klinger 1887. Berlin"

The Daulton Collection


Singer (catalogue raisonne) 174 I.

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


Magnificent, high-contrast print on the full sheet.


Condition: slightly stained and minimally soiled in the outer white margins, and margins somewhat bumped; otherwise in perfect condition.


Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


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


1889

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

The Daulton Collection


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.


Condition: with full margins, in good condition, pale paper disocloration, a few minor fox marks in the margins and verso, a horizontal crease at upper right sheet edge (folded over), remnants of previous hinging at left sheet edge verso

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Der Tod als Heiland" ["Death as Saviour"]

1889

etching and aquatint on sturdy Japan paper

24,5 x 31 cm (plate); 60 x 44,5 cm (sheet)

9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (plate)

trial proof of the fifth state of ten, the completed print before steel-facing of the plates

signed and dated in pencil lower left: "M. Klinger. 12 Marz 89".

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

the ninth impression of twenty in the first edition

The Daulton Collection



Singer (catalogue raisonne) 180 V


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


This print is the ninth impression of the fifth state.  The fifth 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.


Condition: with full margins, in good condition, pale paper discoloration, very pale scattered foxing, a diagonal crease along lower sheet edge, the upper left tip of sheet folded, remnants of previous hinging along right sheet edge verso

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Der Tod als Heiland (Pax)" ["Death as Saviour (Pax)"], rejected plate

circa 1885-88

etching on imitation (simili) Japan paper

16,8 x 29 cm (6 5/8 x 11 1/2 in.)

proof impression

signed in pencil lower right: "Max Klinger".

inscribed by the artist in pencil lower left: "No. 13"

The Daulton Collection



Singer (catalogue raisonne) 182


rejected plate for Plate X of Klinger's Vom Tode, Erster Teil cycle [On Death, Part I].


Provenance:  Ismar Littmann (Breslau, 1878-1934) Family Collection 


Condition: a very good impression with full margins





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The Jack Daulton Collection
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