Hafendock (Harbor Dock)

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 that “Five proofs on green carbon-copy paper (one unsigned and one on which the artist has penciled “Briefkopf”) and Mino copy and other Japanese laid paper. ”