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Lyonel Feininger (American, 1871–1956)

Cathedral (Kathedrale) for Program of the State Bauhaus in Weimar (Programm des Staatlichen Bauhauses in Weimar)

Date:
1919
Medium:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
composition: 12 x 7 1/2" (30.5 x 19 cm); sheet (irreg.): 16 1/8 x 12 3/16" (41 x 31 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, laid Japan.
Publisher:
Staatliches Bauhaus, Weimar
Printer:
The artist
Edition:
state I: approx. 6-15 proofs [this ex.] before the edition of an unknown number for the "Program of the State Bauhaus in Weimar"*; state II: approx. 6-15; plus posthumous edition of 100 (plus 2 printer's proofs) published by Associated American Artists, New York, 1964 (*Note: The large edition for the Program was not actually printed from the original woodblock, but from a line block facsimile)
Credit Line:
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Copyright:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Reference:
Prasse W144 I. Rifkind 563.
MoMA Number:
156.1945
Themes:
Primitivism, Religion
Techniques:
Woodcut

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