Oskar Graf, Knight

Graf, Oskar (Freiburg/Breisgau 1873 – Bad Boll 1957). Knight. Lateral half-length portrait to the right. Aquatint-etching. Inscribed in etched typography in the platemark: “Ritter.” Original-Radierung von Oskar Graf. / Druck & Verlag der Gesellschaft f. vervielf. Kunst in Wien. 12⅝ × 12⅝ in (32 × 32 cm).

Vollmer II, 288 f.: Has his main importance as etcher. – Published per annual portfolio 1902 by the Society for Reproducing Arts in Vienna as internationally focussed spearhead for the experiments of the artists of Symbolism, Expressionism, and the Secession. – On light cardboard, whose wide margin slight foxing and with a few repaired tears.

Offer no. 14,569 / EUR  185. (c. US$ 202.) + shipping

“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”

(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)