Two Nudes


Emil Ganso (1895-1941), Two Nudes, 1928, wood engraving, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Smith R-86A, First state (of 2). Edition of 5. In pristine condition, printed on a wove paper with margins, 3 3/4 x 5 1/8, the sheet 6 x 7 7/8 inches. Loose as issued, not matted.

A good impression of this engraving, rare (edition of 5) before letters.

In a later state this print was used as an announcement card, with these letters added: Paintings and Drawings by Emil Ganso at the Weyhe Gallery…October 22nd to November 10th, 1928.

These models are picknicking, as evidenced by the basket lower right; a lake and mountain are in the background.

This was reproduced in Salaman, New Woodcuts, and American Artists No. 17.