BECKMANN, Max

Gesellschaft 1915 (Society 1915), 1915

German (1884 – 1950)

Gesellschaft 1915 (Society 1915), 1915

Hofmaier 86 II A or Bc, before the addition of the fish and multiple other changes.
Drypoint on wove Van Gelder Zonen, wide margins.
A proof or one of 50 from the first edition, published in 1918 by I. B. Neumann, Berlin.
Signed and titled in pencil.
10 x 12 3/8 inches; 25.4 x 31.4 cm.

An unusually rich impression in an early state.  Gesellschaft depicts a party at the Battenberg family home.  The figures are, from left to right, Klara (1.1), Major Friedrich von Braunbehrens, Fridel Battenberg, Lili v.Braunbehrens; Ugi v.Braunbehrens; and Wanda v.Braunbehrens.

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