Current Inventory by Emil Orlik

Am Gänsehäufel in Wien

Artist: Emil Orlik
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Emil Orlik (1870-1932), Am Gänsehäufel in Wien, 1911, soft-ground etching, signed and dated in pencil lower right.  In very good condition, on firm laid paper with margins, 5 1/2 x 8, the sheet 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches. A fine impression of this great rarity; few impressions are known to exist. Printed on a cream colored laid paper in dark brownish/black ink. In this splendid example of Orlik’s printmaking expertise,  he may have used aquatint to achieve the solid areas of print and selected wiping of the plate to achieve shading; the burr on some of the figures suggests […]

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Feluka on the Nile

Artist: Emil Orlik
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Emil Orlik (1870-1932) Feluka on Nile, circa 1916, signed in pencil lower right margin.  In very good condition, with margins (remains of prior hinging margin corners verso), 4 5/8 x 8, the sheet 6 1/2 x 10 inches. A fine impression, in dark reddish brown ink, with platetone, on a cream wove paper. Emil Orlik (1870-1932, born in Prague) was a member of the Berlin and the Viennese Secessions, but although often identified as a leading and early German Expressionist, his art transcended any single movement. He first traveled to the Far East in 1900, wanting to learn close up what […]

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Portrait of Slevogt

Artist: Emil Orlik
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Emil Orlik (1870-1932), Portrait of Slevogt, etching, 1921, signed in pencil and numbered (27/100) [also signed and dated in the plate], from the presumed edition of 100. In very good condition, 3 5/8 x 3 3/4, the sheet 12 x 10 1/4 inches. A very good impression, on ivory laid paper. Max Slevogt (1866-1932), a friend of Orlik, was a leading German artist, printmaker, and illustrator. The definitive source of information on Orlik, with pictures of his prints (some for sale) and an extensive biography,  is of course the comprehensive  website produced by Allan Wolman and Anne Schneider (www.orlikprints.com).

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Die Loge im Gaite Montparnasse (Paris)

Artist: Emil Orlik
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Emil Orlik (1870-1932), Die Loge im Gaite Montparnasse (Paris), drypoint, etching and soft ground, 1911, signed and numbered in pencil lower right, for the portfolio Zuschauer und Zuhorer (Listening and Watching), in very good condition, on an orange chine colle paper, 5 x 7 1/2, the (backing) sheet 8 3/4 x 11 5/8. A fine impression. Orlik captures the intense interest of each of these nine spectators, sitting and standing in the Loge at the Gaity in Montparnasse. Orlik visited Paris often, getting to know artists including Vallotton, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro and Renoir.  And of course one of his great interests was the theatre […]

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Market in Grodek

Artist: Emil Orlik
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Emil Orlik (1870-1932), Market in Grodek, etching and aquatint, 1898, signed in pencil lower right, in very good condition, trimmed just outside of the platemark and so with a small margin, 3 x 5 3/4 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression, printed in brown ink. Market in Grodek, a small and seemingly unassuming print, is in my view one of Orlik’s most intriguing and successful compositions. Grodek was a ‘schtetl’ (a community of Eastern European Orthodox Jews) near Prague. For information on the life and work of Emil Orlik I recommend visiting the Emil Orlik website created by London-based Limited Edition Graphics; this is […]

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