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Yali und sein weisses Weib (Yali and His White Wife)

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Max Pechstein, Yali und sein weisses Weib (Yali and His White Wife), 1923, illustrated book with eight drypoint and etchings and one lithograph; bound in quarter vellum with hand-painted pattern after design by the artist on front and back, Museum Purchase: Helen Thurston Ayer Fund, © artist or other rights holder, 59.12

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Title

Yali und sein weisses Weib (Yali and His White Wife)

Related Titles

original language: Yali und sein weisses Weib

translated: Yali and His White Wife

Artist

Max Pechstein (German, 1881-1955)

Related People

publisher: Fritz Gurlitt Verlag (German)

Date

1923

Medium

illustrated book with eight drypoint and etchings and one lithograph; bound in quarter vellum with hand-painted pattern after design by the artist on front and back

Edition

5/220

Dimensions (H x W x D)

14 1/4 in x 11 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: each eteching signed in pencil by Max Pechstein, lower right

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Prints

Object Type

book

Culture

German

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Helen Thurston Ayer Fund

Accession Number

59.12

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

artists' books

books

drypoint

drypoints

etching

intaglio prints

lithography

paper

vellum

Description

Shortly before the outbreak of World War I, Max Pechstein traveled to the South Seas in search of artistic inspiration. He drew on his real life experience for his illustrations for the fictional Yali and His White Wife, a fantasy about a white woman shipwrecked as a baby and raised by the Ona tribe. Pechstein’s primitive drypoints and etchings enhance the exotic aspects of the book, as does the hand-painted cover by the artist.

Text by Willy Seidel (German, 1887-1934).

History
Exhibitions

1991 Inner Visions: German Prints from the Age of Expressionism Portland Art Museum; The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum; Duke University Museum of Art; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Tacoma Art Museum

2004 The Enchantment of the Artist's Book: Selections from the Collection of the Portland Art Museum Portland Art Museum

2013 Artist & Book: 100 Years Portland Art Museum

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