Max Klinger

On Death, Part II

various etchings

signed proof impressons


Max Klinger (1857-1920) 

"Und doch!" ["And yet!"]


etching and aquatint 

37,5 x 27,7 cm (plate), 54,2 x 41,7 cm (sheet)

trial proof of the second state of eight (with the plate number, IV, upper right, but before all inscriptions)

in pencil inscribed, monogrammed, and dated lower left: "1. Z. 2. Dr. / M.K. / 24.7.85."

Singer (catalogue raisonne) 250.

Second trial proof of the first state (1. Z. 2. Dr.) of the rejected plate for Sheet 8 of the portfolio Vom Tode, Teil II, Opus XIII.  Here, in the discarded version, the man stands on tiptoe and the landscape background also shows clear differences from the composition developed later (Singer 237), which was also larger in size. 

A rich, velvety impression of this extraordinarily rare print.  Singer records only one other example.

Slightly foxed, mainly in the outer white margin, marginal traces of handling, otherwise excellent condition.

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 

"Krieg" ["War"]


etching on Japan

52,2 x 34 cm 

in pencil signed and dated lower right: "M.Klinger 11.10.09"

in pencil inscribed lower left: "1. Z. 4. Dr." (1. Zustand. 4. Druck) [State 1, Impression 4]

See Singer (catalogue raisonne) 235.

A rare trial proof of the first state for Sheet 6 of the portfolio Vom Tode, Teil II, Opus XIII [On Death, Part 2, Opus XIII].  

Full Margin.  Slight crease marks in the upper left white margin, otherwise in excellent condition.

Jack Daulton
The Jack Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California