Market in Grodek

orlikmarketEmil 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 a wonderful repository of Orlik images and information, as well as prints for sale.