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Emil Orlik: Seated Geisha with Fan

Seated Geisha with Fan
etching wuth aquatint, c.1901
Plate/Image Size: 8.9 x 7.9 cm - (3½ x 3 inches)
Sheet Size: 13.6 x 10.3 cm - (5¼ x 4 inches)

a very rare proof from an unfinished plate, very likely a unique print
the figure and kimono in this etching are beautifully drawn and etched; the background is sketchy and the lower right part of the plate is blank which would indicate the Orlik abandoned it
not mentioned or illustrated in any of the literature
printed slightly skew on cream coloured card