Süssenborn (also Dorfkirche; Little Church)


Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956,  Süssenborn (also Dorfkirche also Little Church)c. 1926, Woodcut. Prasse W253. One of only several proofs on Japan. Signed in pencil, lower left. Numbered 2401 (the artist’s inventory number), estate stamped and numbered W 420 in pencil, in the bottom right sheet corner.

Image size 5 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches (137 x 146 mm); sheet size 8 x 9 1/2 inches (203 x 241 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream laid Japan, with full margins (1 1/8 to 2 inches), in excellent condition. One of only a few signed proofs before the published editions: 50 on Mino copy paper, of which 44 are unsigned; No. 10 of portfolio, 10 Holzschnitte von Lyonel Feininger (c.1926).

Süssenborn is a village near Weimar in Thuringia, central Germany.

Collections: Dresden, Middletown