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Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhes [On the Finding of a Glove] Opus VI

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Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhes [On the Finding of a Glove] Opus VI First published 1881 (this 5th edition 1924)

Not on display

This print is the second in a series of ten etchings called 'On the Finding of a Glove'. The artist plays a leading role in the narrative and in this scene is shown picking up a glove dropped by a mysterious woman, with whom he subsequently falls in love. The social lives of the German middle-class of Klinger's day were governed by strict rules concerning human relationships and in particular, relations between the sexes. Klinger deals with these issues in this series of etchings, in which every picture acts as a scene within a play.

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A form of printmaking in which a metal plate is covered with a substance called a 'ground', usually wax, into which an image is drawn with a needle. Acid is applied, eroding the areas of the plate exposed but not the areas covered by wax. The action of the acid creates lines in the metal plate that hold the ink from which a print is made when the plate is pressed against paper under pressure.


An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.

Etching, Print


  • Acc. No. GMA 2980
  • Medium Portfolio of ten etchings (two also with aquatint) and title page
  • Size
  • Credit Purchased 1986