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Emil Orlik: Feierabend (Arbeiterfamilie)

Feierabend  (Arbeiterfamilie)
etching, 1896
Catalogue Reference: Schütte 8
Plate/Image Size: 12.7 x 10 cm - (5 x 4 inches)
Sheet Size: 56.5 x 44.5 cm - (22¼ x 17½ inches)
faintly inscribed "Orlik '96" in the plate

an excellent impression in brown ink on laid paper with very wide margins.
published by the Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst'. (Society for Art Multiples), Vienna, with their blindstamp; this edition of approximately 100 impressions was unsigned
in good condition apart from insignificant time staining at the very edges of the huge margins
the title Feierabend is difficult to translate: it literally means 'Feast Evening' but has come to refer to an 'Evening Off'; this tender and intimate family scene was Orlik's interpretation of the term