Current Inventory by Lyonel Feininger

Manhattan 3

Artist: Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), Manhattan 3, Stone 2, lithograph, 1955, signed in pencil lower right. Prasse L 19 (only state). One of 20 artist’s proofs (only 12 of which were signed) apart from the edition of 200. Printed on a cream white RIVES wove paper, with their watermark. Printed by George C. Miller. The full sheet with deckle edges, in excellent condition, 10 x 8 1/4, the sheet 20 by 13 inches. A fine impression. Provenance: By descent from the artist to his son T. Lux Feininger, The Estate of T. Lux Feininger. Feininger made an earlier version of Manhattan 3 […]

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Ships and Sun

Artist: Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), Ships and Sun (Schiffe und Sonne), woodcut, c. 1920, signed in pencil with the artist’s emblem in pencil lower left corner, numbered 1856 in the artist’s hand lower center edge. Prasse W71, second state (of 2), one of only a few second state proofs, in very good condition; 4 x 4 1/2, the sheet 7 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches. A fine impression of this rare print. Prasse notes that impressions of the second state proofs were “chiefly on white tissue paper and one on yellow Kozo paper.” This appears to be the impression notes as on […]

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Wagon Crossing a Bridge

Artist: Lyonel Feininger
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Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), Wagon Crossing a Bridge (Wagen auf einer Brucke), woodcut, c. 1941, signed in pencil lower left, with the artist’s work number lower center (1867). Reference: Prasser W 82, only state.  In very good condition, with margins, 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, the sheet 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches. A fine fresh proof impression of this intricate cubist composition, printed in black ink on a thin Japan wove paper. Prasser notes a few proofs, on various papers, some unsigned. This print was included as No. 5 of the portfolio Ten Woodcuts by Lyonel Feininger, 1941, edition of […]

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Ship at Sea (also Marine); Barke auf See

Artist: Lyonel Feininger
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  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 […]

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The Gate (Das Tor)

Artist: Lyonel Feininger
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  Lyonel Feininger (German/American, 1871-1956) “The Gate” (Das Tor). Etching and drypoint. 1912. One of the edition of 125 published in “Die Schaffenden” in 1919. Signed “Lyonel Feininger” in pencil and with the Die Schaffenden blind stamp both lower left. [also signed, titled and dated in the plate “Feininger”, “The Gate” and “Wenesd’y, Sept. 4, 1912″] Reference:  Prasse E-52.  On thick Japan paper, in very good condition, a few repaired nicks/tears at the margin edges not near the image, some handling folds, slight soiling, small paper/printing creases;  10 7/8″ height by 7 7/8″ width; sheet 16 7/16″ height by 12 […]

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Kreuzende Segelschiffe 2 (Cruising Sailing Ships 2)

Artist: Lyonel Feininger
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  Lyonel Feininger, “Kreuzende Segelschiffe 2 (Cruising Sailing Ships 2)” 1919, Woodcut. Prasse W175. Edition 275 unsigned for portfolio Die tunlte Jahresgabe des Kreises graphischer Kunstler und Sammier, 1925; 25 signed de luxe edition nos. I-XXV, on Japanese Milo paper; 150 signed edition nos. 1-150, on Zanders cream laid paper; 100 unsigned nos. 151-250. Signed and titled in pencil.Image size 6 x 8 7/8 inches (171 x 225 mm); sheet size 9 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches (241 x 302 mm). A superb, black, proof impression, apart from the published editions, on tissue-thin cream laid Japan, with full margins ( […]

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Hafendock (Harbor Dock)

Artist: Lyonel Feininger
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Hafendock (Harbor Dock) – 1919, Woodcut. Prasse W154, 1919, only state, . No published edition–one of only a few known proofs. Signed in pencil and numbered 1934 (the artist’s work number, not the date) in the bottom center margin. Estate stamped and numbered W 716 in pencil, in the bottom left sheet corner. Image size 3 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches (86 x 89 mm); sheet size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (140 x 216 mm). A fine, black impression, on tan carbon-copy paper, with full margins (3/4 to 2 9/16 inches), in excellent condition. Very scarce. Prasse notes […]

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Kirche und Dorf (Church and Village)

Artist: Lyonel Feininger
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Kirche und Dorf (Church and Village)- 1919, Woodcut. Prasse W18. No published edition–one of only a few proofs. Signed in pencil and numbered 1814 (the artist’s work number) in the artist’s hand, bottom center margin. Estate stamped and numbered W 37 in pencil, in the bottom right sheet corner. Image size 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches (86 x 117 mm); sheet size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (140 x 216 mm). A fine, black impression, on oatmeal-tan carbon-copy paper, with full margins (3/4 to 2 9/16 inches), in excellent condition. Very scarce. Prasse notes “Proofs chiefly on oatmeal-tan […]

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Old Mill

Artist: Lyonel Feininger
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Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956),  Old Mill,  etching, 1911-12, signed, dated, and titled in pencil lower margin; Prasse E42. Also signed in the plate as “Leinoel Einfinger”; an impression from the Feininger estate, and with the estate stamp lower right. On beige laid paper, in good condition, with pale light and mat stain. With full margins, the plate is 5 3/8 x 8 3/8, the sheet 9 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches. Lyonel Feininger was born in New York, in 1871, to parents who were distinguished concert musicians. He became an infant prodigy himself, studying piano and violin, and in 1887 was […]

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