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Edward Julius Detmold

1883 – 1957

The Captive by Edward Julius Detmold

The Captive   1923

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
S 554 x 442 mm; P 350 x 300 mm; I 340 x 295 mm
Original E.J. Detmold etching.

Superb impression, printed in dark brown ink, from the only edition of 100 signed proofs. Printed by the artist himself.

The most impressive of Edward Julius Detmold’s later etchings of birds, The Captive is one of a group of powerful etched works produced during this brilliant printmaker’s most productive period. This exceptionally fruitful phase of Edward Julius Detmold’s career began soon after the British publication of Campbell Dodgson’s article on the early works of the Detmold twins in Print Collector’s Quarterly (Dec. 1922, p.373). The appearance of this article caused a huge surge of interest in the Detmolds’ printed works and pursuaded Edward Julius Detmold to recommence etching.

During this second rich and creative chapter of his life, Edward Julius Detmold produced a number of highly imaginative etchings and drypoints often with Eastern or Oriental themes. The setting of The Captive is characteristic of this Eastern influence.

On cream laid paper with full margins and deckle edge. Excellent original condition.