November 3, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
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Lot 483: MAX BECKMANN Die Fürstin: Zweite Illustration zu Kapitel 1.(35 views)
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Die Fürstin: Zweite Illustration zu Kapitel 1.
Drypoint, 1917. 181x140 mm; 7 1/8x5 1/2 inches, full margins. Second state (of 2). Edition of 130. Signed in pencil, lower right. With pencil additions on the floating figure's back. Published by Gustav Kiepenheuer, Weimar. From Die Fürstin. A superb, richly-inked impression.
According to Hofmaier, "On proofs of the deluxe and preferred editions contours along the floating figure's back are sometimes reinforced with pencil; probably these additions were made by the artist when he signed the proofs." Hofmaier 112.