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Emil Orlik: Portrait of Slevogt Zeichend

Portrait of Slevogt Zeichend
etching, 1921
Plate/Image Size: 9.6 x 9.4 cm - (3¾ x 3¾ inches)
Sheet Size: 32.1 x 26.6 cm - (12¾ x 10½ inches)
signed in pencil and numbered 14/100

a lovely well-inked impression on soft wove paper
incised in the plate are the initials SPOG and the date 4.VI.21; SPOG was the acronym for the group of friends: Slevogt, Pankok, Orlik and Grunberg. Grunberg was a dentist and an amateur but very accomplished artist

Max Slevogt (1868 - 1932), Orlik's lifelong friend, was a leading German painter, print-maker and illustrator