Emil Orlik: Portrait of Rainer Maria Rilke
Plate/Image Size: 24.8 x 19 cm - (9¾ x 7½ inches)
Sheet Size: 37.6 x 25 cm - (14¾ x 9¾ inches)
signed in pencil and inscribed '2 Zust., 2 dr.'
A remarkable impression of this VERY RARE portrait of the poet Rilke with whom Orlik had enjoyed a long friendship beginning in the 1890s; through Rilke's influence Orlik obtained many early commissions for book illustrations