Antique signed three colour woodcut engraving Emil Orlik 1896
'Die Näherin' (The Seamstress)
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Original three-colour woodcut by Emil Orlik, signed with the artist's monogram in the block. Executed in 1896 for the album Kleine Holzschnitte (plate 30), this woodcut was reprinted in 1900 by The Studio, with the ink stamp of The Studio below, it was reproduced on page 47 of the catalogue Die Frühzeit des Modernen Holzschnitts (Museum Schloss Moyland, 1992).
Emil Orlik (July 21, 1870 – September 28, 1932) was a painter, etcher and lithographer. He was born in Prague, which was at that time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and lived and worked in Prague, Austria and Germany.
This woodcut is bright and unfaded with fine detail and colour. The image measuring approximately 15 cms. x 16 cms. (6 x 6¼ ins.) on an early thin japon paper sheet size 21 cms. x 29 cms. (8 x 11½ ins.)
Signed by the artist as part of the image.
Gallery retail price; £350
Unframed and unmounted, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and the sheet is good, with toning and handling marks condusive with age.