The Courtisan (Mädchen aus Niingata)


Emil Orlik (1870-1932), The Courtisan, or Mädchen aus Niingata, 1902, etching, roulette, and aquatint, signed and dated in pencil lower right. Reference: Kuwabara R-6, plate 11 of the portfolio “Aus Japan”.  In good condition apart from a number of thin spots and tears in the margins not affecting the matrix; 7 3/4 x 5 1/4, the sheet 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches.

A fine fresh impression, printed on cream laid paper; one of the most beautiful of Orlik’s Japan subjects.

An extremely rare print, made just after Orlik’s first major voyage to the Far East.