Junger Fürst und Tänzerinnen. 1918. Etching and aquatint. Schiefler/Mosel/Urban R 196 I (of II). Signed and inscribed "Herr u Tänzerinnen" as well as inscribed "I.1." by hand. One of 11 copies from the first state. On laid paper by Van Gelder Zonen (with watermark). 26 x 21.7 cm (10.2 x 8.5 in). Sheet: 56,5 x 45 cm (22,2 x 17,7 in). Printed by Kleinsorg, Copenhagen and Otto Felsing, Berlin. [JS]. • One of the rare copies from the first state before the background's later dark-spotted tonal etching. • Subtly nuanced impression with broad margin and in an excellent state of preservation. • From the collection of Gustav Schiefler, first author of Emil Noldes catalog raisonné of graphic works and an important patron of Expressionism.
PROVENANCE: Collection Gustav Schiefler (from the artist's estate, family-owned until 2011). Private collection Netherlands (acquired from Ketterer Kunst in 2011).
LITERATURE: Ketterer Kunst, München, auction 377, Collection Schiefler, lot 720, with illu.