Lot Details

1) Moisson (Die Ernte), 1954
Paper size: 26.5 x 21.5 inches (67.3 x 54.6 cm)
Frame size: 26.75 x 21.75 inches (67.9 x 55.2 cm)
Edition of 200
Signed on recto, inscribed on verso

2) Untitled, circa 1954
Image size: 12 x 8.5 inches (30.5 x 21.6 cm)
Paper size: 21.5 x 17.5 inches (54.6 x 44.5 cm)
Frame size: 21.75 x 17.75 inches (55.2 x 45.1 cm)
Edition 111/150
Signed lower right, edition lower left on recto

Born in 1909 in Lucern, Switzerland, Hans Erni studied to become a professional artist at the School of Arts and Crafts in Lucerne from 1927 to 1928 and at the Académie Julian from 1928 to 1929. Erni’s style was informed by that of Picasso and Georges Braque, and Erni is often referred to as “The Swiss Picasso.” The artist’s prolific career reached new heights in 1979 when the Hans Erni Museum was inaugurated in the town where he was born. The artist is still alive today, and in 2004 on his 95th birthday was awareded the title “Honorary Citizen of Lucerne.”

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Foxing
Area: Image
Location: Overall
Notes: One spot of foxing on recto of "Moisson (Die Ernte)" (see photo)
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 26.75 x 21.75 in. (67.94 x 55.24 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Glass
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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