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Lot 0764
**Originally Listed At $250**

Daniel de Quervain (Swiss, b. 1937), "G. M", drypoint engraving, August 1967. Numbered 6/6, dated, titled, and signed by the artist in pencil below the image. A skillfully executed portrait of one "G.M" in profile, facing left. A drypoint engraving is a technique in which the subject to be printed is directly scratched into a copperplate with a sharp instrument. As you can see in this piece, the lines produced via drypoint are oftentimes soft due to ink printed from a burr, and the line is oftentimes angular caused by the artist changing directions. Drypoint was perhaps most famously used by Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt van Rijn in the 16th century. Ignored as a technique during the 18th and 19th centuries, modern artists such as German Expressionist Max Beckmann revived it in the 20th century. Size: 10.375" L x 12" W (26.4 cm x 30.5 cm); 21.125" L x 21.625" W (53.7 cm x 54.9 cm) with mat under plexiglass box frame Size: 21.125" L x 21.625" W (53.7 cm x 54.9 cm)

Provenance: ex Allen Davis collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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Drypoint engraving appears to be in very good condition, though it has not been examined outside the frame. Frame is in excellent condition.

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D. De Quervain Drypoint Engraved Portrait, 1967

Estimate $450 - $675Sep 24, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA