Perfect numbered copy of the deluxe issue, signed by the sitters throughout

[Köpfe 1920]. Köpfe 1920. Eine Sammlung von Bildnis-Radierungen bekannter Persönlichkeiten.

(Leipzig, Verlag Friedrich Dehne), [1920].

Folio (290 x 388 mm). 12 matted portrait etchings, individually numbered and signed by the artists as well as the sitters. Stored in publisher's original portfolio with vellum spine and gilt title to papered boards.


Number 33 of 50 copies of the deluxe issue (entire press run: 150), each portrait bearing the additional signature of the sitter. The sitters are Lovis Corinth, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Gerhart Hauptmann, Wolfgang Heine, Ludwig von Hofmann, Arno Holz, Arthur Nikisch, Wilhelm Ostwald, Max Reinhardt, Richard Strauss, and August von Wassermann; the artists were Eduard Einschlag, Friedrich (Bedrich) Feigl, Ivo Hauptmann, Ernst Oppler, Robert Friedrich Karl Scholtz, and Walter Zeising (one etching each) as well as Hermann Struck (six etchings). Gerhart Hauptmann's portrait is by his son Ivo.

Upper cover of the portfolio very slightly warped. Light browning or foxing to versos of mattes; rectos and etchings all nearly perfectly clean and crisp. Extremely rare: libraries record a single copy of the sequel ("Köpfe 1921"), a series of only nine portraits that the publisher issued the following year (National Library of Israel).

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