Germany 1883 – 1970

Kopf [Head] c.1907
Collection Title: the portfolio Ballade vom Zuchthaus zu Reading [Ballad of Reading Gaol], 1907
Title Notes: The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde with woodcuts by E. Heckel
Materials & Technique: prints, relief woodcut Support: brown velin
Edition: probably unique

Edition Notes: Only one known example - Hauswedell & Nolte Auction 325, 24 May 1997, Lot 986 Catalogue states: "Not in Dube... According to a conversation with W.D.Dube this is probably the only example in existence..." p.104
Primary Insc: on block upper right corner in pencil "EH"; lower right "E Heckel"
Dimensions: comp 32.8 h x 24.5 w cm sheet 43.0 h x 34.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: not in Dube - see notes
Acknowledgement: Gift of Orde Poynton Esq CMG 1997
Accession No: NGA 97.1380
Subject: Art style: Expressionism
Image rights: © Erich Heckel/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy