Wilhelm Laage

Various Woodcuts

1898-1914

 

Wilhelm Laage (Stellingen/Hamburg 1868-1930 Reutlingen)

"Mann und Weib" ("Man and Woman")

1914

woodcut on fine laid paper

proof impression, state I of II

71 × 34 cm (sheet 88,5 × 62,5 cm) 

lower right in pencil signed and dated: "W. Laage 1914"

lower left in pencil titled: "Mann u. Weib"

The Daulton Collection


catalogue raisonné: Hagenlocher 207 I von II.

 

Extraordinarily rare impression of the first state of this relatively large-scale woodcut.


Condition: Paper with dark, partly slightly raised fibers, slight creases, pinch folds and handle creases, partially small stains, two brownish water stains on the upper left margin of the sheet, firmly mounted on the right corners of the sheet and with old mounting points on the edges, some of them slightly penetrating towards recto; otherwise in good condition.

Wilhelm Laage (Stellingen/Hamburg 1868-1930 Reutlingen)

"Missfeldt" 

1898

woodcut

15,6 × 22,7 cm

The Daulton Collection


catalogue raisonné: Hagenlocher 18


Another rare print.  Laage's graphic work is characterized by small print runs, which the artist himself produced by hand or in close cooperation with the printers on the hand press.

Wilhelm Laage (Stellingen/Hamburg 1868-1930 Reutlingen)

"Die Stumpfsinnigen" ["The Fools"] 

1898/1907

woodcut with gray plate tone on brownish laid paper

22,5 × 25,7 cm (image); 29 x 39,5 cm (sheet)

signed and dated in pencil lower right: "W. Laage 98"

The Daulton Collection


catalogue raisonné: Hagenlocher 17 III


Another rare print.  In 1907, Laage overprinted with gray plate tone a small number of the 1898 impressions printed in black; this example in The Daulton Collection is one of those overprinted impressions. 

Wilhelm Laage (Stellingen/Hamburg 1868-1930 Reutlingen)

"Altenwalder Bauernmädchen" ["Altenwald Peasant Girl"] 

1898

woodcut on brownish laid paper

19 × 18 cm (image); 30 x 30 cm (sheet)

signed and dated in pencil lower right: "W. Laage. 98"

The Daulton Collection


catalogue raisonné: Hagenlocher 28a

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