Carl Thiemann woodcuts for sale

Austrian, 1881-1966

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Abend (Evening) -  THIEMANN

Abend (Evening)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1921, Merx 321, edition unknown. 14 7/8 x 8 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, richly inked impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a bit of soft rippling in the margins.) We consider Thiemann to be underrated as a color woodcut artist. His last important exhibition was at Galerie Glockner, Cologne, from many years ago. His landscapes, florals and marine views are stunning and they have a distinctive European arts and crafts look which is appealing to this day. Like most woodcut artists working at that time, his editions are rather small.
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Chrysanthemums -  THIEMANN

Chrysanthemums
Woodcut printed in colors, 1934, Merx 423, edition unknown. 18 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are substantial and the the sheet appears to be untrimmed. This large and impressive work shows a remarkable three-dimensional effect by means of embossing (gauffrage) of the flowers. The influence of Japanese printmaking cannot be understated.
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Chrysanthemums -  THIEMANN

Chrysanthemums
Woodcut printed in color with embossing, 1934, Merx 423F, edition unknown. 18 3/8 x 13 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a good impression with substantial margins. The condition is fair. (The sheet has been archivally mounted due to damage in the margins only. There are two small stains along the bottom of the sheet not affecting the image.) This is one of several floral images created by Thiemann clearly showing the influence of Japanese printmaking with his use of gauffrage.
$2,500

Chrysantheums  -  THIEMANN

Chrysantheums
Woodcut printed in colors with embossing (gauffrage), 1934, Merx 423F, edition unknown. 18 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed "original Farbholzschnitt, Handdruck". This is an exceptionally vibrant impression of this important print and the embossing is crisp and well preserved. (We also see the artist used white gouache to highlight the tips of some of the blossoms to emphasize the three dimensionality of the overall design.) The paper is a sturdy Japan and the margins are full. The sheet is in fine condition. The Merx catalogue lists two variations on this image, both done in reverse. (see pages 87-88; illustrations 63 & 64.) The influence of Japanese printmaking cannot be understated here.
$5,000

Creek in Winter (Back im Winter) -  THIEMANN

Creek in Winter (Back im Winter)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1915, Merx 265F, edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a soft wrinkle in the outer margin on the left side. This charming print was also published unsigned in "Die Graphischen Künste" (Wien, Gesellschaft für vervielfältigenge Kunst, Volume 3, 1915).
$950

Evening (Abend) -  THIEMANN

Evening (Abend)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1921, Merx 321; edition unknown. 14 7/8 x 8 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression in fine condition. The margins are narrow but this is probably the full, untrimmed sheet of Japanese paper. Thiemann was a master craftsman and this is a typical subject for him. He was best known for his woodcuts done in this illustrative, arts and crafts style.
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Evening in Venice (Abend vor Venedig) -  THIEMANN

Evening in Venice (Abend vor Venedig)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1910-11, Merx 172F, edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the block, upper right. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Here we have a superb, luminous impression of this large work. The margins are narrow but untrimmed, with a deckle edge showing on three sides. This is a stellar example of his work.
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Lilies (Lilien) -  THIEMANN

Lilies (Lilien)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1917, Merx 296F, edition unknown. 16 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in the upper right with the artist's printed monogram. Signed in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression of this large work printed on thick Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. Thiemann produced a remarkable group of floral woodcuts along with his better-known arts and crafts style scenic landscapes and European town scenes. He produced over four hundred woodcuts most in very small editions.
$1,750


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