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Gerhard Marcks (German, 1889–1981)

Cicada (Zikade) and Ant (Ameise) (in-text plates, page 28) from Tierfabeln des Aesop (Aesop's Fables)

Author:
Aesop
Date:
(1950, print executed 1949-50)
Medium:
Two from an illustrated book with thirty-five woodcuts (including woodcut cover, title page and ornamental initials)
Dimensions:
composition (cicada, irreg.): 1 1/4 x 1" (3.2 x 2.6 cm); composition (ant, irreg.): 1 5/8 x 1" (4.1 x 2.6 cm); page: 13 x 9 1/16" (33 x 23 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, wove.
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.484-28 (cicada). Lammek H.484-29 (ant).
MoMA Number:
305.1950.17
Themes:
Literary Subjects, Nature
Techniques:
Woodcut

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