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KLIMT, Gustav.
Das Werk.
Vienna: H. O. Meithke, 1914. Vienna: H. O. Meithke,, 1914. Folio. 14 loose pages including 5 with plate indexes and 50 loose plates. All housed in a brown mottled clamshell box with linen spine and marbled sides, with artist's name and decoration in gilt to front cover, produced by Julius Dratwa, Vienna. 50 full page plates after Klimt. 31 collotypes printed on chine colle paper laid down on handmade heavy cream wove paper with untrimmed deckled edges, of which 10 are in colour; 3 heightened in metallic gold and silver inks and 6 heightened in metallic gold inks, and 21 in monochrome; printed in black, blue or sepia inks. 19 heliogravure prints on handmade heavy cream wove paper with untrimmed deckled edges printed in black, green, blue or sepia inks. Each sheet with a unique intaglio signet printed in gold lower middle designed by Klimt to compliment each print. Sheet sizes: 47 x 45.5 cm. A few minor scuff marks to the margins of the sheets but not affecting the images, otherwise a bright unfaded set. Clamshell box scuffed with wear to corners and edges, lacking the ties. First edition, first printing. Edition of 300, numbered 53 in blue pen on the statement of limitation page. This portfolio of prints was the only editioned set produced during Klimt's life time and was a collaborative project between himself and the Viennese Gallery, Miethke. Klimt himself chose what he regarded as his most important works to be printed and oversaw the production. The project started in 1908 and took 6 years to be completed. The prints were released in 5 groups of ten images, including … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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