Lot 262: Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) Wasmuth Portfolio print, William H. Winslow House, River Forest, IL frame: 30"w x 21.5"h
December 3, 2016
Oak Park, IL, USALive Auction
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)
Wasmuth Portfolio print, William H. Winslow House, River Forest, IL
Berlin, Germany, 1910
lithograph printed in gold ink
plate number Ia
within a walnut frame
frame: 30"w x 21.5"h
The Wasmuth Portfolio was a collaboration between Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernst Wasmuth, a German publisher. The portfolio consisted of a two-volume folio with 100 lithographs executed by Wright and his assistants. The lithographs were primarily perspectives, plans, interior and exterior views of Wright''s architecture from 1893-1909. Seventy of the lithographs depict buildings. Seventy-two are on heavier paper, the remaining examples have a tissue overlay. The Wasmuth Portfolio was an important 20th century publication for modernism and architecture.
Appears to be in overall good condition. Very minor crease to paper to left bottom. Not examined out of frame. Frame in overall good condition.