October 27, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 77: HENRYK UZIEMBLO (1879-1949). WIELICZKA / POLEN. 1938. 39x24 inches, 99x62 cm. B. Wierzbicki, Warsaw.(80 views)
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HENRYK UZIEMBLO (1879-1949) WIELICZKA / POLEN. 1938.
39x24 1/2 inches, 99x62 1/4 cm. B. Wierzbicki, Warsaw.
Condition A- / B+: replaced losses and restoration in corners; repaired tear at lower right edge slightly into image. Paper.
"The Wieliczka mines are one of the oldest in the world dating back to the 11th century. They are famous for their magnificent subterranean galleries and chambers beautifully adorned with figures of sculptured salt. Before 1939 approximately 400,000 tons of sale were extracted annually from these mines by some 1,500 miners" (Polish Poster p. 61). This is the German version. Polish Poster 104.