Old Prisoner gazing at the Light

Old Prisoner gazing at the Light

Old Prisoner gazing at the Light, showing an elderly prisoner seated and looking up towards light rays coming into his cell , is a linocut included in the artist’s proposed folio titled: Sehnsucht nach Licht (Yearning for Light) : 8 Original Linoleum schnitte von Emerich Göndör (8 original Linoleum cuts by Emerich Göndör) which was to be published in Vienna, Austria but not believed to have been issued other than an incomplete copy held by this archive (7 of 8 plates) as well as the full compliment (including one of the artist dated 25 in the plate) held by the Leo Baeck Institute for Jewish Studies in New York City.

Print notes: slight losses along right margin of primary support as well as several short closed tears into impression on right margin; signed in graphite at lower left: Original Linoleumschnitt; signed in graphite at lower right corner: Göndör 1925; signed within impression at lower left  GÖ 23.

Title assigned by Leo Baeck Institute LBI Art Collection: see Call/Accession Number: 2002.25i

Old Prisoner gazing at the Light

Image Dimensions20.0 x 18.7 cm impression

Support Dimensions28.5 x 25.0 cm