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"Andante" by Ignatz M. Gaugengigl, German-Amer., (1853-1932)
Etching, 1898, ed.unknown, Raisonne.org IMG 20, 8-5/8 x 6-15/16, signed & titled in the plate & signed in pencil, on thin buff laid simili japan. Two diagonal printing creases in image at lower left, toning to margin edges. A superb, richly inked impression of the rare 1st. state, before the remarque lower right and the publisher's copyright upper right. Gaugengigl, r "Gaugy" as his friends called him, was a notable Boston painter and printmaker of the late 19th century known for his history paintings and portraits. "Adante" remains one of his most compelling prints, with it's romantic depiction of a cellist cloistered in his garret, lost in a musical reverie.