By the major 20th century German artist Max Bruning (1887-1968), this original Heliogravure just screams Art Deco.
From the portfolio 'Max Bruning' published in 1920, comes this large and highly evocative, slightly naughty, Heliogravure of an original watercolor.
Much of Bruning's art dealt with the many elements of eroticism and his 1920's watercolors were regularly issued as naughty postcards.
Untitled, the subject of this Heliogravure is a young woman in early 1920's fashion. In true Max Bruning style she is slightly dishabille with her skirt rising above her knee giving an intimate peek at the hole in her black stocking, as she battles a strong wind.
On a heavy matt card, the color is what is generally accepted as sepia. With a wide range of shades..from the deep cream margins, and light cream fur collar right through to the almost black shoes. A very atmospheric piece.
The subject measures 12" x 6 1/3" and the sheet is 16" x 11 1/2" in total.
It is published by F Schonneman m b H Leipzig, and is signed bottom right.
The Vintage condition is very good..
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