By the highly important German impressionist and expressionist artist LOVIS CORINTH (1858-1925) is this rare lithograph of 1921/1922, "Die Markgrafin von Bayreuth" (translating as "Countess of Bayreuth"). The sheet measures 8" by 5" inside the mat opening, and 9" by 6" in total. This print is signed in pencil by the artist at lower right . Corinth is considered one of the giants of German 20th century art. One work has exceeded $1 million at auction and many have sold in the multiple hundreds of thousands. Thankfully, his graphic work is much more affordable. Corinth was born in East Prussia. He studied in Konigsberg and Munich, then Paris, where he was a pupil of Bougereau and Robert-Fleury. In 1892 he joined the Berlin Sezession, eventually succeeding Max Liebermann as president. In 1902 he married a younger woman who became his muse and mother of several children. The year this print was created---possibly, only a few months later, in December 1911---Corinth suffered a stroke which affected for a time his ability to create art. Actually, some of his best work, and much of his prolific graphic output, post-dated the stroke. Today Corinth's oil paintings showing the Walchensee in the Bavarian Alps are highly prized, as are his self portraits. It is believed he created some 900 prints, many in the last fifteen years of his life---the last five years are said to have been some of the artist's most prolific ever. This image is from "King Frederick and his Circle" (Frederick the Great). The general appearance is good, with faint mat browning at the margins, and some light handling creases in the paper throughout. There is also a very small hole at the left shoulder as viewed, appearing as part of the image until examined more closely . SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS OF ART NOW IN MY SHOP.
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