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Emil Orlik: Feierabend (Arbeiterfamilie) - Worker's Family

Feierabend (Arbeiterfamilie)   -   Worker's Family
etching with drypoint and roulette, 1896
Catalogue Reference: Schütte 8
Plate/Image Size: 12.7 x 10 cm - (5 x 4 inches)
Sheet Size: 26.5 x 22 cm - (10½ x 8¾ inches)
signed and dated in pencil and in the plate, inscribed '1 Z.'

a wonderful proof impression of the first state of this early etching, one of the first of Orlik's to be published (by the Society for Original Etching in Munich - a great honour for the young Orlik);
a fine example of the artist's depictions of schtetl life
on soft cream wove paper with full wide margins and deckles on all two edges
apart from stray printing ink marks in the margin, in perfect condition