Max Klinger

Various etchings and aquatints

outside of the major portfolios,

trial proofs, 1880-1920

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Hexe und Fledermaus" ["Witch and Bat"]

1880

aquatint on rolled China paper

12 x 22,9 cm (plate), 31 x 43,5 cm (sheet)

trial proof

Singer (catalogue raisonne) 259

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Blick aus dem Atelierfenster" ["View from the Studio Window"]

1890

drypoint etching and copperplate engraving on laid paper with watermark "Doppelköpfiger Adler"

20,8 x 31,5 cm (plate), 25 x 37,6 cm (sheet)

trial proof

signed in pencil lower right: "M Klinger"

Singer (catalogue raisonne) 270


outstanding print, dark in tone, highlighted in places, with a wide margin around the platemark


Condition: a slight crease in the lower right corner; minimal tears on the upper edge; paper slightly darkened; otherwise fine copy.


Provenance:


Eberhard Wolfram Grieb (1947-1990), Reutlingen, stamped on recto (not in Lugt)

Karl & Faber, auction 181, 28./29. May 1991, lot 321;
Private ownership, Munich

Karl & Faber, auction 181, May 28-19, 1991, lot 321


Private Collection, Munich


Discussion:


Hans Singer only knew three copies, but, according to the Klinger collector C. Schirren, another edition of 30 copies were printed. 

Eberhard Wolfram Grieb (1947-1990), Reutlingen, stamped on recto (not in Lugt);

Karl & Faber, auction 181, 28./29. May 1991, lot 321;
Private ownership, Munich.
Karl & Faber, auction 181, 28./29. May 1991, lot 321;
Private ownership, Munich

Eberhard Wolfram Grieb (1947-1990), Reutlingen, stamped on recto (not in Lugt);

Karl & Faber, auction 181, 28./29. May 1991, lot 321;
Private ownership, Munich.

 

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Weiblicher Akt in Schabkunst" ["Female Nude in Mezzotint"]

circa 1891

etching and mezzotint on firm wove paper

28,7 x 16,5 cm (plate); 37,0 x 27,8 cm (sheet)

proof impression

signed in pencil lower right: "Max Klinger"



Singer 271 II (of III)


Condition: slight foxing; traces of adhesive tape verso.


Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Weiblicher Kopf in Schabkunst" ["Female head in mezzotint"]

1893

etching and mezzotint on firm wove paper

17.7 x 13 cm (plate); 32.4 x 23.7 cm (sheet)

trial proof 

monogrammed and dated in pencil lower right: "M.K. 11. Mai 93"

Heinrich Stinnes collector's stamp (Lugt 4436) in purple ink, lower left corner of sheet


Singer 272 II (of II)


Excellent, strong impression from the completed plate with a wide margin


Condition: paper slightly darkened and slightly stained in places, otherwise in good condition.



Provenance:


Dr. Heinrich Stinnes (1867-1932), Cologne, who was the greatest German print collector of his day


Ketterer Kunst, Munich, auction 137, May 29, 1989, lot 272


Private Collection, Munich






Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


Secession (Umschlagtitel) [Secession (book cover title)]

1893

etching, engraving, aquatint, and mezzotint with white heightening

plate 29,7 x 25 cm, sheet 47 x 31,5

trial proof of second state, a unique impression with white heightening

in pencil lower right, monogrammed and dated "18.7.93"

inscribed in pencil lower right: "2.Z.3.Dr." [2nd State, 3rd impression]

The Daulton Collection



Provenance:


Heinrich Stinnes (1867-1932), Cologne, who was the greatest German print collector of his day



catalogue raisonne: Singer 286 II (our impression appears to be an unrecorded unique impression with white heightening)

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


Secession (Umschlagtitel) [Secession (book cover title)]

1893

etching, engraving, aquatint, and mezzotint

plate 29,8 x 25,1 cm

trial proof of fourth state

lower right monogrammed in pencil

verso with collector's stamp of Heinrich Stinnes

The Daulton Collection



Provenance:


Heinrich Stinnes (1867-1932), Cologne, who was the greatest German print collector of his day



catalogue raisonne: Singer 286 IV

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Bildnis des Kunsthändlers Louis Meder" ["Portrait of Art Dealer Louis Meder"]

1912

etching on fine wove paper

23,1 x 17,7 cm 

trial proof of first state

signed in pencil lower right: "M. Klinger"

inscribed in pencil lower right: "1.Z.1.Dr." [1st State, 1st impression]

dated in pencil lower left: "13. Aug 12"


catalogue raisonne: Beyer 410 I


Excellent, toned impression with a narrow margin. 


Condition: faint diagonal crease lower left; lower right corner very slightly bumped; otherwise in very nice condition.


"In 1877, the brothers Albert and Louis Meder took over the Berlin art dealership founded in 1860 by Hermann Amsler and Theodor Ruthardt (Amsler & Ruthardt). In the affiliated publishing house, Max Klinger dominated; in their auction department, they auctioned off important collections (such as the August Dorgerloh Collection and the Dr. David Friedrich Weber, Hamburg, Collection) with numerous works by Klinger."   B


Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Bildnis des Kunsthändlers Louis Meder" ["Portrait of Art Dealer Louis Meder"]

1912

etching on etching paper [Kupferdruckpapier]

23 x 18 cm (plate); 42,5 x 30,5 cm (sheet)

trial proof of third state

signed and dated in pencil lower right: "M. Klinger. 28.11.12"

inscribed in pencil lower left: "3.Z.1.Dr." [3rd State, 1st impression]

Heinrich Stinnes collector's stamp (Lugt 1376a) in red-orange ink, lower left corner of sheet



Provenance:


Heinrich Stinnes (1867-1932), Cologne, who was the greatest German print collector of his day


Otto Dix (1891-1969), Dresden, the famous artist



catalogue raisonne: Beyer 410 (1912) (our impression seems to be an unrecorded intermediate state between Beyer 410 II and Beyer 410 III)



"The art dealer Louis Meder (1848-1924) was one of Klinger's closest friends and owned a vineyard right next to Klinger's property in Großjena. He was the owner of the renowned Berlin art dealer Amsler & Ruthardt, which did a great job in publishing and selling Klinger graphics. In 1912, Klinger created [this] etched portrait of Meder as thanks."  Museen in Naumburg (English translation Jack Daulton]

Max Klinger (1857-1920) 


"Bildnis Geheimrat Professor Doctor Lamprecht" ["Portrait of Professor (Karl) Lamprecht"]

1915

etching and aquatint on Japan

plate/image 16,2 x 11,2 cm (6 3/8 x 4 3/8 in.)

trial proof of third state

signed and dated in pencil lower right: "M. Klinger. 14. Sept. 15"

inscribed in pencil lower left: "3.Z.17.Dr." [3rd State, 17th impression]

The Daulton Collection


catalogue raisonne Beyer 423 III (of V) (completed, but before letters)


condition: minor foxing in the margins; otherwise very good


Kar Lamprecht (1856-1915) was a German cultural historian on the faculty of the University of Leipzig.


This etching served as the title picture for "Karl Lamprecht, ein Gedenkblatt von Wilhelm Wundt und Max Klinger" ["Karl Lamprecht, a Commemorative by Wilhelm Wundt and Max Klinger"] (Leipzig, 1915).


Klinger also created a portrait of Prof. Lamprecht in bronze, a casting of which is in the collection of the Albertinum, Dresden.

Contact:
Jack Daulton
The Jack Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California
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