Etching and aquatint
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand J. Belda in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Del R. Paige 1963.71
Catalogue raisonné: Dube 349
In 1920 Kirchner published the essay “Über Kirchners Graphic” (On Kirchner’s Prints) under the alias Louis de Marsalle, in which “de Marsalle” described Kirchner’s process of working on copper plates outdoors. To make small etchings such as this, he would “take the plates with him without difficulty to make the first under-drawing directly from nature. Thus the etching contained . . . the most immediate hieroglyphs.” The directness of the resulting etching was for Kirchner like a daily diary that recorded his encounters with nature and its endless forms.
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