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Gerhard Marcks (German, 1889–1981)

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Gerhard Marcks (German, 1889–1981)

Hawk with Nightingale in His Claws (Habicht mit Nachtigall in den Fängen) (headpiece, page 5) from Aesop's Fables (Tierfabeln des Aesop)

Author:
Aesop
Date:
(1950, print executed 1949-50)
Medium:
One from an illustrated book with thirty-five woodcuts (including woodcut cover, title page and ornamental initials)
Dimensions:
composition (irreg.): 2 13/16 x 4 3/8" (7.1 x 11.1 cm); page: 13 x 9 1/16" (33 x 23 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, wove (buetten).
Publisher:
Grillen-Presse, Hamburg
Printer:
Richard von Sichowsky, Hamburg
Edition:
1st edition: 175 (including 50 on white "Hahnemühle-Bütten," bound in half-parchment; 100 on cream "Hahnemühle-Bütten," unbound in "Bütten" cover [this ex.]; and 25 hors-commerce); 2nd edition, 1980: 700
Credit Line:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund
Copyright:
© 2016 Gerhard-Marcks-Stiftung, Bremen, Germany
Reference:
Lammek H.484-3.
MoMA Number:
305.1950.1
Themes:
Literary Subjects, Nature
Techniques:
Woodcut

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