Kreuzende Segelschiffe 2 (Cruising Sailing Ships 2)


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 ( 7/8 to 1 5/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Feininger estate stamp in the bottom right sheet corner.

This print was also titled by the artist Segler, Segel-Schiffe, Kreuzende Schiffe (and that’s the title he used in this impression), and Ships.

Prasse notes that there were proofs made on carbon copy paper and Kozo and other Japanese laid paper (the latter two types were Feininger’s favorite papers).Collections: Altenburg, Braunschweig; Bremen; Cincinnati CIAM (proof); Cleveland CMA (proof); Darmstadt BA (proof); Dresden (185/250); Essen; Kaiserslautern (11/150); Karlsruhe (XIV/XXV0); Leipzig MdbK (24/150); Philadelphia PMA; Tel Aviv; Trenton (proof); Washington NGA; Zwickau.