Egon Schiele (1890 - 1918) - Frauenbildnis - 1918

Egon Schiele (1890 - 1918) - Frauenbildnis - 1918
Helioprint / Original phototype - Plate signed and dated - 1918; 1940/50

"Frauenbildnis" ("Portrait of a Lady") - 1918

After Egon Schiele. Provenance: small edition printed in Vienna by the State Print Office of Austria (Staatsdruckerei Österreich) on high quality paper at the end of the 1940s / beginning of the 1950s.

Signed and dated in the plate with "Egon Schiele 1918", year of the artist's death.

This rare print, which demonstrate Schiele's distinctive style, is very well preserved after all these years.
It hasn't ever been framed; it has been stored throughout the 70 years since it was printed.
Please see pictures for details about its exact condition.

This print is very hard to find as the majority are now in institutions or in collections.

Prints from this series have sold for more than 1500€ on Catawiki.

International shipping with tracking and insurance. Will be very carefuly and securely packed (see reviews).

About the phototype technique:
Phototype is the highest quality printing process ever, with only three phototype printshops left in the world today.
This technique was mainly used for illustrating books or prints in small editions. It makes possible to achieve prints of incredibly high original fidelity.
Today, the expensive phototype technique is almost only used for facsimile of works of art such as paintings. For this, the playback 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
Frauenbildnis - 1918
1918; 1940/50
Helioprint / Original phototype
Plate signed and dated
In very good condition
Sold with frame
Total dimensions
34×24×0 cm
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