Vienna Secession

Laske, Oskar. De Ark van Noach.

Amsterdam, Richard Bing, [1926].

Oblong 4to. Leporello of 12 chromolithographs, each segment 245 x 350 mm. In a protective box with pictorial cover.


The only foreign-language edition of this work that originally appeared in identical form in Vienna in 1925, very rare.

Pictorial narrative which flows continuously through the illustrations on both sides, the animals coming on one side and leaving on the other. Oskar Laske (1874-1951) mainly worked as a painter from 1904. He excelled as a graphic artist and saw his works published in the Vienna-based "Zeitschrift für vervielfältigende Kunst", one of the leading international fine art journals of the day. For the next fifteen years, print-making dominated Laske's oeuvre. In 1907 Laske joined the Hagenbund and in 1924 the Vienna Secession. His work was not only exhibited at those artist associations but also internationally.

Some wear to the first plate.


F. C. Heller. Die bunte Welt. Handbuch zum künstlerisch illustriertem Kinderbuch in Wien 1890-1938 (Wien 2008), p. 293. Cf. Lily Schulz-Laske & Elisabeth Kesselbauer-Laske, Oskar Laske. Der künstlerische Nachlaß (Wien 1952), Lithographien, p. 29, nos. 28-39. Exhibition catalogue "Oskar Laske", Kunsthaus (Wien 1996), Ill. pp. 96f.

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