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Julius Komjáti

  1894 - 1958
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Prayer   1928

Original etching.

Rare working proof in the first state of the plate, prior to the only published edition. Signed in ink an inscribed in pencil "I state".


The Sleeping Shepherd

The Sleeping Shepherd   1926

Original etching.

Very good, strong impression from the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.


Newhaven (The Fishermen)

Newhaven (The Fishermen)   1928

Original etching.

Excellent impression from the only edition of 75 signed proofs, published by H.C. Dickins in 1928.


Julius Komjáti sold

Julius Komjáti   1933

Original drypoint by Alfred Hugh Fisher.

Signed presentation proof given by Hugh Fisher to Malcolm Salaman, aside from the only published edition of 30 signed and numbered impressions.



The Hungarian etcher, Julius Komjáti came to England in 1927, and it was in this country that the vast bulk of his etched work was either produced or, in the instance of his early plates, first published. Julius Komjáti had been one of only two thousand people, out of an original sixteen thousand, to survive over a year’s captivity in the hands of the Roumanians during the First World War. The terrible experiences which he had suffered during his captivity found poignant expression though his etchings, many of which display Julius Komjáti’s deep religious convictions regarding the suffering of his fellow men. [more]