woodcut, circa 1908
(?), a fine trial proof impression of the only known state, aside
from the first edition (of 12?)*, on fine ivory laid paper with
a watermark (shield with a caduceus and the letters CF), with
wide margins, signed by the artist in pencil lower right, and
annotated with the title in the lower left corner, some slight
soiling overall, otherwise in very good condition
P. 93x88mm., S. 313x235mm.
This vibrant seascape
clearly shows Friesz's concern with both contrasting fields of
light/dark and formal curvilinear rhythms, sleekly instilling
movement in the schooner off the promontory.
* Regarding identifiable
editions, see our discussion of L'Oasis, which (given the
identical paper and signatures) would seem to correspond to the
present print, even though the latter is to our knowledge undocumented.