Original Marius Bauer etching.
Excellent impression printed in dark brown ink, with plate tone. From the only edition of 100 signed proofs.
It was soon after Marius Bauer’s first return from India that his true merits as an etcher became recognised – he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 for his etchings, an honour which he shared with J.A.McN. Whistler and Anders Zorn. Shortly after this (in 1902) the editions making up 100 impressions of most of his earlier plates were published, selling out almost at once.
After many years of success in his native Holland, Marius Bauer returned to India where he was to find renewed stimulation for his talents, creating some of his finest etched works between the years 1924 and 1926 as a direct result. The Entry of a Pasha comes from this later period of inspiration and shows Marius Bauer’s fully developed style at its best, combining perfectly his innate sympathy for oriental subject matter with his distinctive vivacious manner.
On smooth simile Japan paper with full margins. Very fine original condition.