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Gerhard Marcks (German, 1889–1981)

Orpheus in the Underworld (Orpheus in der Unterwelt) from the portfolio Orpheus: 10 Woodcuts on the Verses of Ovid (10 Holzschnitte zu den Versen des Ovid)

Date:
(1947, published in 1948)
Medium:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
composition: 7 9/16 x 9 5/16" (19.2 x 23.7 cm); sheet: 18 1/4 x 13 11/16" (46.3 x 34.7 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, wove.
Publisher:
Hauswedell & Co., Hamburg
Printer:
Richard von Sichowsky, Landeskunstschule, Hamburg
Edition:
150 [this ex. possibly a proof]; plus 16 hors-commerce on Japan with two extra prints and a sheet with a poem by Rilke
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Delbanco
Copyright:
© 2016 Gerhard-Marcks-Stiftung, Bremen, Germany
Reference:
Lammek H180-7.
MoMA Number:
35.1961
Themes:
Literary Subjects
Techniques:
Woodcut

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