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Cavalcade. 1888. Etching. Wisselingh 107. 4 5/8 x 4 (sheet 11 5/8 x 8 3/4). Edition 100, #46. A richly inked impression printed on Strasbourg cream laid paper. Printed on the full sheet with deckel edges on two sides. Good condition apart from slight creasing in the margins and remnants of a hinge stain along the top margin. Initiated and annotated 'No 46' in pencil by the artist. Housed in a 20 x 16-inch archival mat. $340.
A Fairy Tale. 1897. Etching. Wisselingh 18. 2 3/4 x 4 3/8 (sheet 5 9/16 x 7 5/8). Edition 100, #51. A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed and numbered in pencil. $250.
An Indian Fortune Teller. 1926. Etching. Wisselingh 265. 4 x 4 3/4 (sheet 8 x 8 3/8). Edition 100, #29. A rich impression printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed and numbered in pencil. $300.
Leaving the Mosque. 1892. Etching. 4 7/8 x 5 7/8 (sheet 8 3/4 x10 5/16). Number 78. A rich, tonal impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed and numbered in pencil. $350.
Market Day. 1889. Etching and drypoint. Wisselingh 42. 7 5/8 x 5 13/16 (sheet 8 3/8 x 6 3/8). Edition 100. Printed on cream laid paper. Mat burn and toning in the margins and on the verso. Initialed in pencil. $225.
An Oriental Shop. 1890. Etching. Wisselingh 11. 5 5/8 x 4 1/8 (sheet 12 9/16 x 9 1/8). Number 21. A rich, tonal impression printed on Strasbourg cream laid paper with a partial watermark on the full sheet with deckle edges. $350.
Street in Smyrna. 1889. Etching. Wisselingh 34. 7 x 5 1/4 (sheet 12 7/8 x 8 7/8).Edition 100, number 49. A rich, tonal impression printed on Strasbourg cream laid paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Good original condition Initiated and annotated 'No 49' in ink by the artist. Housed in a 20 x 16-inch archival mat. $400.
A Turkish Funeral. 1889. Etching. Wisselingh 60. 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 (sheet 8 3/4 x 11 7/8). Edition 100, #9. A richly inked impression printed on Strasbourg cream laid paper. Printed on the full sheet with deckel edges. Good original condition. Initiated and annotated 'No 9' in pencil by the artist. Housed in a 20 x 16-inch archival mat. $340.
Marius Alexander Jacques Bauer (25 January 1867-18 July 1932) was a Dutch painter, etcher, and lithographer, best known for his Oriental scenes. His etchings reflect the influence of Rembrandt. Many of his works were based on photographs he bought during his travels.
In 1888, he made a study trip to Istanbul, financed by the art dealership, Van Wisselingh & Co., and decided to make Orientalism his principal subject. Later, he made numerous trips to Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, India, Ceylon, and the Dutch East Indies, sketching and collecting items for Van Wisselingh.
In 1894, he won a first-class medal at the Exposition Internationale d'Anvers. Two years later, he was awarded the Willink van Collenprijs. He received the Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle (1900). In 1902 he married the painter Jo Stumpff, one of the Amsterdamse Joffers. This was followed by a successful showing at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. He would continue to exhibit regularly throughout Europe and North America.
In 1900, he was named a Ridder in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Six years later, he was upgraded to an Officer for his contributions to the Rembrandt Tri-centennial. In 1911, King Albert I of Belgium awarded him the Order of the Crown and, in 1927, he became a Ridder in the Order of the Netherlands Lion. He was a long-standing member of the Pulchri Studio and Arti et Amicitiae. In 1930, he became an honorary member of the Senefelder Club. A street is named after him in the neighborhood of streets dedicated to 19th- and 20th-century Dutch painters in Overtoomse Veld, Amsterdam.
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