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Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950)

Night (Die Nacht)

Date:
(1914), dated 1916, published 1918
Medium:
Drypoint
Dimensions:
plate: 8 13/16 x 10 13/16" (22.4 x 27.5 cm); sheet: 12 7/16 x 18 15/16" (31.6 x 48.1 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, wove.
Publisher:
Marées-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co., Munich
Printer:
unknown
Edition:
one of 9 known state proofs before the edition of 200 published in the 1918 portfolio Shakespeare-Visions (including 50 printed before steel-facing on "Japan" paper, and 150 printed after steel-facing on laid paper)
Credit Line:
Purchase
Copyright:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Reference:
Glaser 70. Gallwitz 54. Hofmaier 77 II. Rifkind 130.
MoMA Number:
304.1951
Themes:
City Life, Death, Sex
Techniques:
Intaglio

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