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Gerhard Marcks (German, 1889–1981)

Wolf (Wolf) and Lamb (Lamm) (in-text plates, page 12) 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 (Wolf, irreg.): 2 1/16 x 3 3/8" (5.3 x 8.6 cm); composition (lamb, irreg.): 1 13/16 x 1 7/8" (4.6 x 4.8 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.484-8 (wolf). Lammek H.484-9 (lamb).
MoMA Number:
305.1950.6
Themes:
Literary Subjects, Nature
Techniques:
Woodcut

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