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Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950)

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Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950)

Descent from the Cross (Kreuzabnahme) from Faces (Gesichter)

Date:
(1918, published 1919)
Medium:
One from a portfolio of nineteen drypoints
Dimensions:
plate: 12 1/16 x 10 3/16" (30.7 x 25.8 cm); sheet: 17 11/16 x 14 9/16" (45 x 37 cm)
Paper:
Cream, slightly textured, laid.
Publisher:
Marées-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co., Munich
Printer:
Franz Hanfstaengl, Munich
Edition:
First edition, 1919: 100 (including 40 printed before steel-facing on "Japan" paper, and 60 printed after steel-facing on laid paper [this ex.]; plus 2 known state proofs and 1 known trial proof; First posthumous edition, 1966: 110 (including 30 on "Japan" paper and 80 on wove paper); Second posthumous edition, 1989: 250 (for the deluxe edition of the illustrated book Die Apokalypse)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Bertha M. Slattery
Copyright:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Reference:
Glaser 112. Gallwitz 102. Hofmaier 131 II B b.
MoMA Number:
176.1951
Themes:
Death, Religion
Techniques:
Intaglio

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