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Carl Ruckdeschel

[Gateway to Paradise] by Carl Ruckdeschel

[Gateway to Paradise]   c.1921

  Original etching with drypoint and aquatint.
Signed and inscribed in pencil.
S 334 x 264 mm; P 190 x 126 mm; I 175 x 121 mm
Beautiful signed proof impression printed in warm brown ink.

This landscape fantasy recalls children’s tales of imagination of the style which inspired the great illustrators of the early 20th century. Rich in symbolism and tinged with mystery Ruckdeschel’s work of this nature maybe compared directly with the etchings of Heinrich Vogeler.

On cream wove paper with full margins and deckle edge. Water stain at lower right corner of sheet in outer margin only, otherwise very fine original condition.