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Marius A.J. Bauer

1867 - 1932

Cavalcade by Marius A.J. Bauer

Cavalcade   1888

  Original etching.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
Ref: Wisselingh 107
S 330 x 225 mm; P 119 x 101 mm; I 117 x 100 mm
Original Marius Bauer etching.

Very good, strong impression with pronounced etched line, printed with considerable plate tone. From the only edition of 100 signed proofs.

Cavalcade is one of Marius Bauer’s earliest etched works, dating from his first trip to the land of the Arabian Nights when he travelled only as far as Constantinople, now known as Istanbul. The Impressionistic nature of this early work conveys the rapid dexterity with which Marius Bauer recorded his first observations of everyday life throughout the orient. Yet, these vivacious first etchings were in fact distilled from his numerous sketches upon his return to Holland. Few impressions were printed initially, the remainder of the edition of 100 only being completed a few years later, once Marius Bauer’s fame had become established.

This particular proof impression is from the collection of the etcher F.L. Griggs, whose initials "F.L.G." and the date "Decr. 1913" are inscribed in pencil at the lower left of the sheet.

On cream laid paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine original condition.