Important German Expressionist Etching Hamburg, Reiherstiegdock 1910 By Emil Nolde

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Highly important German Expressionist etching by Emil Nolde (1867-1956), Hamburg, Reiherstiegdock, 1910.
This is a very rare signed and titled etching of Hamburg, Reiherstiegdock, is signed & titled by Nolde. This image last sold for $22,363 at Hauswedell & Nolte auction in Hamburg Germany, Decmeber 3rd 2010.
The etching has just been reframed in a high quality hardwood frame with acid free archival materials and UV museum glass. Condition is excellent, the image is strong, no creasing, fading or condition issues, this very rare original work by Emil Nolde is ready to hang on your wall & is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.  

Over the course of his career, Nolde made some five hundred prints in a consistently experimental manner during short periods of sustained activity. He learned the woodcut technique from the young artists of Brücke (Bridge), a group he joined briefly, working in a decidedly painterly fashion by brushing compositions onto woodblocks before carving them. The simplification and direct impact of his imagery are indebted to his study of tribal art.
In etching, breaking with picturesque conventions of the late-nineteenth century, Nolde created irregular tonal passages through unusual applications of acid to his printing plates, and formed bold masses of tangled lines and textures by scratching with a variety of tools. In his Hamburg Harbor series, he turned an industrial hub into a timeless metaphor for man's impact on nature, all through the mysterious effects of his etching process. In lithography his interpretations of a young couple are neither abstract nor fully articulated. As his organically shaped figures merge with an indeterminate landscape, they embody Nolde's fluid and intuitive technique as much as the psychological tensions between the sexes.
All of Nolde's innovations in printmaking were carefully documented by the artist in an archive that was, tragically, destroyed when his Berlin studio was bombed in 1944. This event followed the confiscation of more than one thousand of his works from German museums during the Nazi purge of "degenerate" art.


22.75 inches high × 26.75 inches wide × 1 inches deep


high × wide x deep

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