Max Klinger

Opus X: A Love (Eine Liebe)

etchings and aquatints on paper

trial proofs, 1880-87


Max Klinger (1857-1920) 

"Eine Liebe: Erste Begegnung - Verworfene Platte" ["A love: First Encounter - discarded plate"]


etching on chamois-colored Simili Japan 

44,7 x 27,1 cm (plate)

proof impression of the third (final) state

in pencil signed and dated lower left: "M.Klinger Sept. 89 [?]"

The Daulton Collection

Singer (catalogue raisonne) 167 III

Provenance: ex coll. Werner Eberhard Müller (Lugt 5075)

Proof of the third (final) state of the rejected plate for Sheet 2 (Singer 158) of the portfolio Eine Liebe, Opus X

Magnificent impression of this scarce print with a delicate drypoint monogram at the bottom right.  According to Singer, there were only "15 impressions in all."

Minor signs of wear, small pencil annotations in the bottom margin at the bottom, slightly browned in the mat cutout, otherwise flawless.  Wide, probably full margin.

Jack Daulton
The Jack Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California