Title 8 Sheets of Laid Paper with Watermark Designs by Swiss Artist Hans Erni.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Publisher Basel: Basler Papiermuhle, 1983
Seller ID IY417-005
8 ff. of square laid paper. 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. 8 leaves of laid paper with 6 watermark designs, each watermark includes the artist's signature and 2 of the designs are dated 1983 and 1984 respectively; clean, unmarked. Each leaf of paper is preserved in a bifold of black paper. Fine. Each of the 8 sheets have deckle edges and 6 different watermark designs, each signed in the mold by Hans Erni, "Erni." I have tentatively given names to the water marks. They are 1) "3 Faces" with '84 in the signature; 2) "Profile with Dove;" 3) "Female Nude, Reading;" 4) "Rooster" with '83 in the signature (2 copies); 5) "Pegasus" (2 copies); and 6) "Icarus." Hans Erni was a Swiss graphic designer, painter, illustrator, engraver, and sculptor. He studied art at the Academy Julian in Paris and in Berlin and was an admirer of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Erni's work is varied - he illustrated postage stamps and designed lithographs for the Swiss Red Cross. The Hans Erni Museum in Lucerne contains a large collection of his artwork, including ceramics, theater costumes, and sets. Ascription to Erni my own based on the signature in the watermark, the artist?s style, and the observation of Ulrich Widmann of Freiberg, Germany, who stated that he has these in his paper collection.
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