NOLDE, Emil

German (1867 – 1956)

Hamburg, Freihafen (Hamburg Harbor), 1910

Schiefler-Mosel 137. Etching on wove paper, full margins.
According to Schiefler-Mosel, there were around twenty impressions.
Signed in pencil.
15 13/16 x 12 in.; 40.3 x 30.5 cm.

Emil Nolde’s etchings reach far beyond traditional printmaking of the early 20th century. He created rich tonal and textural areas through unusual applications of acid to his etching plates, masses of undulating, interwoven lines and scratching with a variety of tools.  He taught his inventive techniques to other Die Brucke artists. One of his Hamburg Harbor series, this etching is a rich black impression printed with plate tone.

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