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Marius A.J. Bauer

1867 - 1932

A Fairy Tale by Marius A.J. Bauer

A Fairy Tale   1897

  Original etching.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
Ref: Wisselingh 18
S 330 x 227 mm; P 69 x 109 mm (to outer bevel); I 52 x 91 mm
Original Marius Bauer etching.

Excellent impression with clear, crisp detail. From the only edition of 100 signed proofs.

During a trip to the Balkans in the late 1890's Marius Bauer became intrigued by Roumanian folklore after being lent a French language copy of the Roumanian folkstory La Jeunesse Inaltérable et la Vie Eternelle - a book which he went on to illustrate with 48 etchings. A Fairy Tale is one of the exotic imaginary subjects which he developed for this project, but which was not used in the eventual book edition, remaining available only as a signed proof etching.

On cream laid paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Mild discolouration at one extreme edge of sheet, otherwise very good original condition.