Off to Market


Carl Max Schultheiss (1865-1963), Off to Market, etching, 1944. Signed in pencil bottom right and numbered bottom left margin (2/50). In excellent condition, on a cream wove paper, with wide margins, 8 3/8 x 7 3/8, the sheet 11 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches, archival matting.

A fine fresh impression printed in black ink.

Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, Inc. (still in their mat, with their label)

German-born artist Carl Schultheiss was trained classically, and his respect for the Old Masters is always evident in his work (and Off to Market is no exception; it recollects the pastoral tradition in 15th and 16th C. Northern Renaissance printmaking). Although best known for his etching, he also worked as an engraver and painter. He came to the United States in the 1930s, and eventually was so highly regarded by his colleagues that he was chosen to serve as honorary president of the Society of American Graphic Artists.