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Limited / numbered. Scarce. One of the 22 colour pochoir lithographic prints, that together form the portfolio: Ballett und Pantomime. Areas hand finished with water colours, and highlighted with silver. This was printed in an edition of 850, with this plate taken from one of only 50 examples which were numbered and printed on handmade paper. Commissioned from Kunstanstalt Albert Frisch in Berlin. Lightly tipped on to original backing card. In very good condition, with just a little age toning. Wide margins, perfect for framing.
As Ballett und Pantomime was produced not long after the end of WW1, Schnackenberg attracted attention with his creations. His figures and drawings make it clear that in dance and pantomime, the people felt they could reclaim the right to rejoice in the beauty of the body, in animated movement, in colour, in costume, in performance.
Tipped on images size: 285 x 230 mm (11¼ x 9 inches).