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Print - Railway station
  • Railway station
    Klee, Paul, born 1879 - died 1940
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Railway station

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1911 (printed)
    1912

  • Artist/Maker:

    Klee, Paul, born 1879 - died 1940 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodcut

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.216-1938

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 66

Paul Klee (1879-1940) was a leading figure in 20th-century art. Difficult to categorise, he is most frequently grouped with the Expressionists, who favoured subjectivity and emotional response as the subject of their work, rather than objective reality. Most of Klee's early work took the form of etching or drawing, and although he became a formidible painter and colourist, especially after a trip to Tunisia in 1914, line always remained a significant element in his work. He was a great experimentalist, and his use of celluloid, a relatively soft material, as the printing plate for this drypoint, allowed him to create a much more fluid line than a more conventional one made of copper or zinc would have.

Physical description

Railway scene, in black lines on white ground

Date

1911 (printed)
1912

Artist/maker

Klee, Paul, born 1879 - died 1940 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Woodcut

Marks and inscriptions

Klee
pencil

Bahnhof
pencil

26

1911

Dimensions

Height: 15 cm platemark, Width: 19.8 cm platemark, Height: 27.2 cm sheet, Width: 36.2 cm sheet, Height: 10.75 in, Width: 14.25 in

Descriptive line

Drypoint. Paul Klee. Artist's proof of Bahnhof, Railway Station, 1911

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Timmers, Margaret (Ed). Impressions of the Twentieth Century: Fine Art Prints from the V&A's Collection. London, V&A Publications, 2001.
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1938

Materials

Celluloid; Ink

Techniques

Drypoint; Woodcut

Subjects depicted

Railways; Landscape

Categories

Prints; Prints

Production Type

Artist's proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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