Otto Lange - Stilleben auf roter Decke - image-1

Lot 442 D

Otto Lange - Stilleben auf roter Decke

Modern Art  30.05.2014, 18:00 - 30.05.2014, 23:59

Estimate: 4.000 € - 6.000 €
Result: 12.200 €

Otto Lange

Stilleben auf roter Decke

Colour woodcut on Japan paper 76.5 x 55.3 cm Framed under glass. Signed 'Otto Lange' lower right and inscribed 'Holzschnitt Handdruck' lower left. - In very good condition with fresh colours. The margins slightly irregularly cut. With an unobtrusive linear rubbing to lower left corner.

From 1915 to 1920 Otto Lange served as a lecturer at the Königlich Preussische Kunstgewerbeschule (Royal Prussian School of Decorative Arts) in Bromberg. A large part of his graphic oeuvre was created at this time - with a primary focus on colour woodcuts. A monotype application of colour to the printing block with water-soluble instead of oil-based paints is characteristic of Lange's approach. For this reason, the work makes a very vividly modulated impression and looks as though it had been coloured by hand.

Catalogue Raisonné

Boettger 128


Private possession, Rhineland