WEIBLICHER AKT MIT BREITKREMPIGEM HUT (Female Nude with Broad-Brimmed Hat)
Corinth, Lovis. WEIBLICHER AKT MIT BREITKREMPIGEM HUT (Female Nude with Broad-Brimmed Hat). Schwartz 226A. Etching, 1916. 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 300 x 198 mm.
This is the earlier version, version A, before cutting down of the plate. Schwartz identifies three states of version A, of which this appears to be the third state (with diagonal lines through the bright spot in the center of the hat), for each of which he notes only one proof, and states that only the three were printed.
Inscribed "Probedruck" and signed in pencil, and further inscribed below.
With margins of 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches.
In excellent condition.
Rare, possibly unique.
(Schwartz's version B, after the plate was cut down, measuring 6 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches, 168 x 120 mm., shows the head down to just below the breasts. It was published in an edition of 50 signed and numbered copies).