Prints & Photography Auction

September 29 — October 04, 2018
Auction begins to close at 2 pm ET

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LOT 90

Lot 90

EDUARD WIIRALT (1898-1954)

EDUARD WIIRALT (1898-1954)
Lot 90 Details
EDUARD WIIRALT (1898-1954), Estonian

HELVETET (PORGU/HELL), 1930 [KANGILASKI, 56]

Etching and copper engraving; inscribed “Rue Maison Dieu Paris” in the plate lower left; signed, titled and inscribed “Helvetet kopparstick och etsing” and dated “1930” in sepia pen and ink to margin. Unnumbered from the artist’s collection.
Plate/Sheet 15.4 x 18.5 in — 39 x 47 cm; 20 x 24.75 in — 50.8 x 62.9 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $13,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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EDUARD WIIRALT (1898-1954)
  • EDUARD WIIRALT (1898-1954)
  • EDUARD WIIRALT (1898-1954)
Provenance:

The artist’s studio collection, Estonia;
Family of the artist, Estonia;
Travelled with the family to Sweden in September 1944;
By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto

Note:

This is one of Wiiralt’s most significant prints illustrated in referenced material related to his oeuvre. A print of this edition is in the Estonian Art Museum, Tallin, Estonia

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