This small print encapsulates Friesz's tight composition and vibrant rhythm, building space in a fantasy landscape that focalizes on the nucleus of habitations in the valley below.
* This early edition,
of which we have seen an example, was signed and numbered in black
ink lower left. There was apparently also a later (posthumous?)
printing with the stamped EOF monogram, of which there is an impression
in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. See also E. Pernoud,
L'Estampe des Fauves, 1994, p. 96, for another impression
of this print, although under a different title.
The signature here is also demonstrably early, small and rather cramped, corresponding closely to that on another ca. 1909 fauve print illustrated by Pernoud (1994, p. 95).