Felix Vallotton woodcut Manifestation, signed in crayon lower right, and numbered 50. Reference:  Vallotton and Georg 110, state a (of d).  From the edition of 100 printed in the first printing of L’Estampe Originale, January-March 1893 (which also contained prints by Bonnard, Denis, Ibels, Maurin, Ranson, Roussel, Toulous-Lautrec and Vuillard). On brown wove paper. In good condition, with small margins (some nicks at edges well repaired), the block is 8 x 12 5/8, the sheet 9 1/8 x 13 1/4 inches, archival mounting.

A very good impression.

Vallotton (1865-1925) made drypoints and etchings early in his career, and began making woodcuts in 1891. By the next year he had achieved some measure of fame in this medium, with the publication of an article on his breakthrough approach by Octave Uzanne in the Paris journal “L’Art et L’Idee.” By 1893 he had obviously hit his stride, and Manifestation represents one of the great examples of woodblock printmaking.