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    Madam Who (W.W. Hodkinson Corporation, 1919). Swedish Linocut One Sheet (23.25" X 35").
    The Civil War era drama stars Bessie Barriscale as a secret service agent for the South, who plots to avenge the deaths of her father and brother. Heritage is thrilled to present for the first time the art deco inspired Swedish one sheet created by prolific poster artist Eric Rohman. It was produced using the Linocut printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface and the sheet is inked with a roller called a brayer, and then impressed onto paper. Although linoleum as a floor covering dates to the 1860s, the linocut printing technique was used first by the artists of Die Brücke in Germany between 1905 and 1913 where it had been similarly used for wallpaper printing. They initially described these prints as woodcuts, which sounded more respectable. Heritage is pleased to present several Linocut Swedish posters in this auction, as they are exceedingly rare, with only a very few produced over a short period of time. Signs of wear include a light line of adhesive along the top edge on the verso, a small nick in the bottom border/vertical fold, and minor edge wear. Folded, Very Fine.


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