Max Klinger

Self-Portraits

etchings and aquatints on paper

trial proofs

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


Self-Portrait with Glasses, in half-right profile

[Selbstbildnis mit Brille, nach halbrechts]

1909

etching with plate tone on laid paper with watermark with initial "T"

22 x 16,7 cm (plate); 32,3 x 21,1 (sheet)

proof impression of the first state of two

signed in pencil lower center: "M. Klinger".

dated by the artist in pencil lower right: "11.10.09"

The Daulton Collection


Catalogue Raisonné: Beyer 398 I.  Carl Beyer, Max Klinger, Das Graphische Werk, 1909-1919 (Leipzig, 1930) [Carl Beyer, Max Klinger, The Graphic Work, 1909-1919, English trans. Bernd K. Estabrook (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1997)].



Provenance:  


Collection Dr. Gottfried Eissler (1862-1924), Vienna (verso with stamp "Gottfried Eissler").  Dr. Eissler and his brother, entrepreneur Hermann Eissler, were important Viennese art collectors in the first quarter of the 20th century.  After Dr. Eissler's death in 1924, his art collection was sold at auction the following year at C. J. Wawra in Vienna.  C. J. Wawra, Nachlass Gottfried Eissler: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Miniaturen, Plaketten, Silber, Keramik etc. (Wien, May 6-7, 1925).


Condition: tanned and slightly foxed as well as slightly mat-burned; margins with slight defects; verso with dry adhesive track.

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


Self-Portrait with Head Resting on Clenched Hand

1918

aquatint on laid paper

23 x 15,8 cm (sheet 36,3 x 27,2 cm)

proof impression

signed in pencil lower right: "M. Klinger".

inscribed by the artist in pencil lower left: "2. Z. 2. Dr." [2nd State, 2nd Impression]

dated by the artist in pencil lower right: "15. Nov. 18"

The Daulton Collection


Catalogue Raisonné: Beyer 435 II.  Carl Beyer, Max Klinger, Das Graphische Werk, 1909-1919 (Leipzig, 1930) [Carl Beyer, Max Klinger, The Graphic Work, 1909-1919, English trans. Bernd K. Estabrook (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1997)].



Provenance


Georg Hirzel (1867-1924), Leipzig, the noted Klinger collector, with Horzel's blind stamp (embossed stamp) lower left


Villa Grisebach, Berlin, Auction 30, June 4, 1993, Lot 217


private collection, Munich

Villa Grisebach, Berlin, auction 30, June 4, 1993, lot 217;
Private ownership, Munich

Villa Grisebach, Berlin, auction 30, June 4, 1993, lot 217;
Private ownership, Munich

Villa Grisebach, Berlin, auction 30, June 4, 1993, lot 217;
Private ownership, Munich

Condition: Slightly light-stained browning in the passepartout (mat) cutout, with remains of an old mounting on the reverse of the left edge. Overall in good condition.

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


Self-Portrait, Slightly Turned Toward the Left

1918

etching on imitation (simili) Japan paper

23 x 17,5 cm (9 1/8 x 7 in.)

proof impression

signed in pencil lower right: "M. Klinger".

inscribed by the artist in pencil lower left: "26.Dr." [26th impression]

dated by the artist in pencil lower left: "30. Nov. 18"

The Daulton Collection


Catalogue Raisonné: Beyer 436.  Carl Beyer, Max Klinger, Das Graphische Werk, 1909-1919 (Leipzig, 1930) [Carl Beyer, Max Klinger, The Graphic Work, 1909-1919, English trans. Bernd K. Estabrook (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1997)].



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


Condition: a very good impression with full margins

Contact:
Jack Daulton
The Jack Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California
info@symbolismus.com