Mother with Smiling Child (Mutter Mit Lachelndem Kind)


Emil Orlik (1870-1932), Mother with Smiling Child (Mutter Mit Lachelndem Kind), etching with roulette, 1896, signed and dated in pencil lower right [also signed in the plate lower right]. In very good condition, the full sheet with wide margins, 3 3/4 x 4 7/8, the sheet 5 1/4, the sheet 7 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches, archival window mat.

A fine atmospheric impression of this very early, rare image. Printed on a thin ivory laid paper with deckle edges.

At this point in his career Orlik was mastering printmaking, breaking away from his conservative teachers, and moving toward a more modernist approach as represented by the Munich Naturalistic movement.

For further information on Orlik, including pictures of his prints (some for sale) and an extensive biography, please refer to the definitive website on Orlik produced by Allan Wolman and Anne Schneider (orlikprints dot com).