Verfallenes Dorf (Desolated Village with Sunburst)

Lyonel Feininger, “Verfallenes Dorf (Desolated Village with Sunburst)”
1918, Woodcut

Prasse W31. Edition proofs only; Signed in pencil. Annotated 1820 b in the artist’s hand in pencil, bottom center sheet edge.

Image size 4 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (114 x 105 mm); sheet size 6 1/16 x 5 inches (154 x 127 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue thin red Japan, with full margins (3/8 to 1 1/2 inches), in excellent condition.

Prasse, who devotes an entire red page in the catalogue to this rare print, notes that this was created in proofs only, “chiefly on tissue paper, one on Japanese laid paper [perhaps this impression]: on one, on white tissue paper, the artist has penciled “1820 a/Probedruck”; on others “1820b [as in this impression]”.

Collection: MOMA.