Dreimastiges Schiff mit Stern (Three-Masted Ship with Star)

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), Dreimastiges Schiff mit Stern (Three-Masted Ship with Star), woodcut, c. 1928,† Prasse W263, no edition made,† only state. Signed in pencil and numbered 2806 (the artist’s inventory number) in the artistís hand, beneath the signature. Signed with the artistís emblem in pencil, bottom left sheet corner [also estate stamped and numbered W 823 in pencil, in the lower right sheet corner[.

Image size 2 3/8 x 2 1/2 inches (60 x 64 mm); sheet size 5 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches (143 x 165 mm).

A fine, black impression of this very rare woodcut, on oatmeal-tan carbon-copy paper, with full margins (1 to 2 inches). The paper lightly sun-bleached within the original mat opening; otherwise in excellent condition.

This is one of only four known proofs.

Collection: Pasadena