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G.H. ROTHE (GERMAN/AMERICAN 1935-2007)

Lot 0092 Details

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A grouping of three mezzotints on paper. "HOMECOMING 1978" Color mezzotint on paper, edition 11/15 A.P. titled and signed lower right G H. Rothe Dimensions: Frame H 25" x W30", sight: H 16" x W 21 1/4" Condition: good, some foxing and brown tone to the paper. and "DAWN" 1979" Color mezzotint on paper, edition 1/15 A.P. titled and signed lower right G H. Rothe Dimensions: Frame H14 1/4" x W12", sight: H8 1/2" x W 6 1/4" Condition: good, some foxing and brown tone to the paper and mat stains. and "ENDURANCE" ca.1979" Color mezzotint on paper, edition 106 /150, titled and signed lower right G H. Rothe Dimensions: Frame H12 3/4" x W14.5", sight: H 7" x W 8 3/4" Condition: good, some foxing and brown tone to the paper and mat stains. Note:" G.H. Rothe is renowned as master of the mezzotint and as one of the world's greatest living artists. She combines technical mastery with inspired imagination. She was born in 1935 in Beuthen, Germany (ceded to Poland in 1945) and her studies in art history, human anatomy, goldsmithing and extensive drawing culminated in her discovery of the mezzotint technique. Impelled to revive this most difficult technique of printmaking led to an invention in 1972 never accomplished before in mezzotint: transparency. Her years of research and constant practice supplied the perfect medium for her vast repertoire of images. Ludwig von Siegen, the first mezzotint engraver would have been impressed. He wrote in 1642, "There is no living artist who could guess how this engraving has been executed." Yet more impressive is G.H. Rothe's zeal; she has completed over 70,000 mezzotints."
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G.H. ROTHE (GERMAN/AMERICAN 1935-2007)

Estimate $200 - $300
Dec 13, 2015
Starting Price $100
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0092: G.H. ROTHE (GERMAN/AMERICAN 1935-2007)

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Est. $200 - $300Starting Price $100
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Lot 0092 Details

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A grouping of three mezzotints on paper. "HOMECOMING 1978" Color mezzotint on paper, edition 11/15 A.P. titled and signed lower right G H. Rothe Dimensions: Frame H 25" x W30", sight: H 16" x W 21 1/4" Condition: good, some foxing and brown tone to the paper. and "DAWN" 1979" Color mezzotint on paper, edition 1/15 A.P. titled and signed lower right G H. Rothe Dimensions: Frame H14 1/4" x W12", sight: H8 1/2" x W 6 1/4" Condition: good, some foxing and brown tone to the paper and mat stains. and "ENDURANCE" ca.1979" Color mezzotint on paper, edition 106 /150, titled and signed lower right G H. Rothe Dimensions: Frame H12 3/4" x W14.5", sight: H 7" x W 8 3/4" Condition: good, some foxing and brown tone to the paper and mat stains. Note:" G.H. Rothe is renowned as master of the mezzotint and as one of the world's greatest living artists. She combines technical mastery with inspired imagination. She was born in 1935 in Beuthen, Germany (ceded to Poland in 1945) and her studies in art history, human anatomy, goldsmithing and extensive drawing culminated in her discovery of the mezzotint technique. Impelled to revive this most difficult technique of printmaking led to an invention in 1972 never accomplished before in mezzotint: transparency. Her years of research and constant practice supplied the perfect medium for her vast repertoire of images. Ludwig von Siegen, the first mezzotint engraver would have been impressed. He wrote in 1642, "There is no living artist who could guess how this engraving has been executed." Yet more impressive is G.H. Rothe's zeal; she has completed over 70,000 mezzotints."

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