Max Klinger

Various etchings and aquatints

outside of the major portfolios,

trial proofs, 1880-1920

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Hexe und Fledermaus" ["Witch and Bat"]

1880

aquatint on rolled China paper

12 x 22,9 cm (plate), 31 x 43,5 cm (sheet)

trial proof

Singer (catalogue raisonne) 259

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Blick aus dem Atelierfenster" ["View from the Studio Window"]

1890

drypoint etching and copperplate engraving on laid paper with watermark "Doppelköpfiger Adler"

20,8 x 31,5 cm (plate), 25 x 37,6 cm (sheet)

trial proof

signed in pencil lower right: "M Klinger"

Singer (catalogue raisonne) 270


outstanding print, dark in tone, highlighted in places, with a wide margin around the platemark


Condition: a slight crease in the lower right corner; minimal tears on the upper edge; paper slightly darkened; otherwise fine copy.


Provenance:


Eberhard Wolfram Grieb (1947-1990), Reutlingen, stamped on recto (not in Lugt)

Karl & Faber, auction 181, 28./29. May 1991, lot 321;
Private ownership, Munich

Karl & Faber, auction 181, May 28-19, 1991, lot 321


Private Collection, Munich


Discussion:


Hans Singer only knew three copies, but, according to the Klinger collector C. Schirren, another edition of 30 copies were printed. 

Eberhard Wolfram Grieb (1947-1990), Reutlingen, stamped on recto (not in Lugt);

Karl & Faber, auction 181, 28./29. May 1991, lot 321;
Private ownership, Munich.
Karl & Faber, auction 181, 28./29. May 1991, lot 321;
Private ownership, Munich

Eberhard Wolfram Grieb (1947-1990), Reutlingen, stamped on recto (not in Lugt);

Karl & Faber, auction 181, 28./29. May 1991, lot 321;
Private ownership, Munich.

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Weiblicher Kopf in Schabkunst" ["Female head in mezzotint"]

1893

etching and mezzotint on firm wove paper

17.7 x 13 cm (plate); 32.4 x 23.7 cm (sheet)

trial proof 

monogrammed and dated in pencil lower right: "M.K. 11. Mai 93"

Heinrich Stinnes collector's stamp (Lugt 4436) in purple ink, lower left corner of sheet


Singer 272 II (of II)


Excellent, strong impression from the completed plate with a wide margin


Condition: paper slightly darkened and slightly stained in places, otherwise in good condition.



Provenance:


Dr. Heinrich Stinnes (1867-1932), Cologne, who was the greatest German print collector of his day


Ketterer Kunst, Munich, auction 137, May 29, 1989, lot 272


Private Collection, Munich






Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Bildnis des Kunsthändlers Louis Meder" ["Portrait of Art Dealer Louis Meder"]

1912

etching on fine wove paper

23,1 x 17,7 cm 

trial proof of first state

signed in pencil lower right: "M. Klinger"

inscribed in pencil lower right: "1.Z.1.Dr." [1st State, 1st impression]

dated in pencil lower left: "13. Aug 12"


catalogue raisonne: Beyer 410 I


Excellent, toned impression with a narrow margin. 


Condition: faint diagonal crease lower left; lower right corner very slightly bumped; otherwise in very nice condition.


"In 1877, the brothers Albert and Louis Meder took over the Berlin art dealership founded in 1860 by Hermann Amsler and Theodor Ruthardt (Amsler & Ruthardt). In the affiliated publishing house, Max Klinger dominated; in their auction department, they auctioned off important collections (such as the August Dorgerloh Collection and the Dr. David Friedrich Weber, Hamburg, Collection) with numerous works by Klinger."   B


Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Bildnis des Kunsthändlers Louis Meder" ["Portrait of Art Dealer Louis Meder"]

1912

etching on etching paper [Kupferdruckpapier]

23 x 18 cm (plate); 42,5 x 30,5 cm (sheet)

trial proof of third state

signed and dated in pencil lower right: "M. Klinger. 28.11.12"

inscribed in pencil lower left: "3.Z.1.Dr." [3rd State, 1st impression]

Heinrich Stinnes collector's stamp (Lugt 1376a) in red-orange ink, lower left corner of sheet



Provenance:


Heinrich Stinnes (1867-1932), Cologne, who was the greatest German print collector of his day


Otto Dix (1891-1969), Dresden, the famous artist



catalogue raisonne Beyer 410 (1912) (our impression seems to be an unrecorded intermediate state between Beyer 410 II and Beyer 410 III)



"The art dealer Louis Meder (1848-1924) was one of Klinger's closest friends and owned a vineyard right next to Klinger's property in Großjena. He was the owner of the renowned Berlin art dealer Amsler & Ruthardt, which did a great job in publishing and selling Klinger graphics. In 1912, Klinger created [this] etched portrait of Meder as thanks."  Museen in Naumburg (English translation Jack Daulton]

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