Egon Schiele (1890-1918) - Die Träumende

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) - Die Träumende
Photographic Print / Collotype - Plate signed - 1911

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

“Die Träumende 1911”
La Rêveuse, 1911
Girl dreaming (1911)

Original phototype / collotype, publisher Austrian State Printing House Vienna 1947, edition only 500 copies

Signed in the plate with "Egon Schiele 1911" (see photos)

Sheet dimensions: 24.00 × 34.00 cm
Size of the motif: 18.30 x 26.60 cm

About the phototype technique: Phototype is the highest quality printing process ever, with only three phototype printshops left in the world today. The colour image is broken down into up to 25 colours and then printed on top of each other in as many print cycles. The printing took place from light to dark – first the lightest colour was printed, then the next darker one. The finished image achieved a colour quality that was almost comparable to that of an oil image.

The corresponding printing plates are produced for each individual ink. For facsimile prints of works of art, up to 20 plates for specific shades are sometimes printed on top of each other. This makes it possible to achieve prints of incredibly high original fidelity.

In addition to coloured lithography, it was mainly used for illustrating books or prints in small editions, as no other methods were known to reproduce drawings, paintings or photographs of comparable quality.

Today, the expensive phototype technique is almost only used for facsimile of works of art such as paintings. For this, the reproduction quality is unmatched. The result of the phototype is a grid-less print that shows surfaces supporting the brightest lights as well as fine drawing

Lot details
Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Title of artwork
Die Träumende
Photographic Print / Collotype
Plate signed
In very good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
26.6×18.3 cm
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