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Emil Orlik: Japanische Schauspielerin - Japanese Actress

Japanische Schauspielerin  -  Japanese Actress
etching, 1901
Plate/Image Size: 5 x 3.6 cm - (2 x 1½ inches)
Sheet Size: 14 x 10.5 cm - (5½ x 4¼ inches)
signed and dated in pencil

a very good impression of this tiny portrait; on cream wove paper
some faint stains visible recto of old glue marks verso along the top edge of the sheet, well away from the image
this portrait was used, in a colour version, as the illustration on the cover of the celebrated portfolio Aus Japan, published by Orlik in 1902 after his return to Europe from the first journey to the Far East