Ship at Sea (also Marine); Barke auf See

Lyonel Feininger - Bark at Sea

 

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), Ship at Sea (also titled Marine by the artist; Barke auf See), woodcut, 1918, signed in pencil lower left, with the artist’s work number lower center (1851). Reference: Prasser W 66, only state. In excellent condition, with margins, 7 x 8 1/2, the sheet 8 3/4 x 11 inches.

A fine fresh impression of this complex, perfectly balanced cubist composition, printed in black ink on a light orange/tan wove paper.

This is one of the few proofs Feininger made of Bark at Sea; the print was published in an unsigned edition of 100 and also in a trade edition with “Lyonel Feininger, Marine” printed at the bottom. The published editions: under Marine in periodical Die Rote Erde, ed. Karl Lorenz and Paul Schwemer (Hamburg: Dorendorf u. Dresel Verlag), Jahrg 1, Heft 8-10 January-March 1920), p. 261.