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Wood Engravings, Lino Cuts and Prints

Introduction from the Blone Fine Art catalogue 1985.

It is surprising that Fechenbach's prints are not better known. This is partly because of the artists own inclination to view them as a more personal and private part of his work and partly because in post war England the great period of British wood engraving had passed and it was no longer considered a fashionable medium.
For this reason, almost without exception no editions were ever made of his prints. Those in this exhibition are therefore all artists' proofs of uneditioned work. Because of his lack of contact with print dealers and collectors in this country, the artist has in many cases trimmed his prints before mounting.
Abbreviations
W.E. Wood engraving LC. Lino cut
  •  THE ARTIST LEAVING HOME c. 1920. A dream the artist had of leaving home in protest against his parents refusal tosanction his career as an artist. 145 x 104 mm

    THE ARTIST LEAVING HOME c. 1920. A dream the artist had of leaving home in protest against his parents refusal tosanction his career as an artist. 145 x 104 mm

  •  THE STORY TELLER 1923

    THE STORY TELLER 1923

  •  THE RABBI AND THE BULL 1923. Illustration of a fairy tale. W.E. 3.58 x 4.4 ins. 93 x 107 mm. Trimmed. Signed.

    THE RABBI AND THE BULL 1923. Illustration of a fairy tale. W.E. 3.58 x 4.4 ins. 93 x 107 mm. Trimmed. Signed.

  •  Blessing 1933. Lino Cut edition of 25/60

    Blessing 1933. Lino Cut edition of 25/60

  •  Chaim Weizmann 1945. Chaim Azriel Weizmann was a Zionist leader, President of the Zionist Organization, and the first President of the State of Israel.

    Chaim Weizmann 1945. Chaim Azriel Weizmann was a Zionist leader, President of the Zionist Organization, and the first President of the State of Israel.

  •  Chanukah 1940

    Chanukah 1940

  •  DOUGLAS ISLE OF MAN 1941

    DOUGLAS ISLE OF MAN 1941

  •  THE BOOK OF LIFE c. 1958. The traditional belief is that on Yom Kippur, all those who will live or die during the coming year are inscribed in the book of life.

    THE BOOK OF LIFE c. 1958. The traditional belief is that on Yom Kippur, all those who will live or die during the coming year are inscribed in the book of life.

  •  THE RABBI OF BAHARH c. 1960. W.E 4.75 x 5.4 ins. 122 x 138 mm.

    THE RABBI OF BAHARH c. 1960. W.E 4.75 x 5.4 ins. 122 x 138 mm.

  •  DOUGLAS I.O.M. 1941 (CV1). Colour version. Signed. L.C. 7.8 x 5.5 ins. 197 x 141 mm.

    DOUGLAS I.O.M. 1941 (CV1). Colour version. Signed. L.C. 7.8 x 5.5 ins. 197 x 141 mm.

  •  DOUGLAS I.O.M. 1941 (CV.2). Colour version. Signed. L.C. 7.8 x 5.5 ins. 197 x 141 mm.

    DOUGLAS I.O.M. 1941 (CV.2). Colour version. Signed. L.C. 7.8 x 5.5 ins. 197 x 141 mm.

  •  DOROTHY M. BUSH. W. E. 4.2 x 3.2 ins. 106 x 81 mm.

    DOROTHY M. BUSH. W. E. 4.2 x 3.2 ins. 106 x 81 mm.

  •  GIRL GREETING SUNRISE 1923-24. W.E. 4.25 x 4.75 ins. 105 x 123 mm.

    GIRL GREETING SUNRISE 1923-24. W.E. 4.25 x 4.75 ins. 105 x 123 mm.

  •  FLEEING THE NAZIS, MERGENTHEIM 1936. W.E. 5.52 x 3.4 ins. 140 x 86 mm.

    FLEEING THE NAZIS, MERGENTHEIM 1936. W.E. 5.52 x 3.4 ins. 140 x 86 mm.

  •  EVENING BEFORE PASSOVER 1923. Before Passover commences there is a ceremonial burning of Leavened bread which is not eaten during the festival. W.E. 4.2 x 4.75 ins. 105 x 122mm.

    EVENING BEFORE PASSOVER 1923. Before Passover commences there is a ceremonial burning of Leavened bread which is not eaten during the festival. W.E. 4.2 x 4.75 ins. 105 x 122mm.

  •  GRANDFATHERS BIRTHPLACE 1950. MERGENTHEIM. After a sketch by the artist at the age of nine. W.E. 108 x 164 mm.

    GRANDFATHERS BIRTHPLACE 1950. MERGENTHEIM. After a sketch by the artist at the age of nine. W.E. 108 x 164 mm.

  •  SELF PORTRAIT, HOHENHEIM 1932. 162 x 128 mm

    SELF PORTRAIT, HOHENHEIM 1932. 162 x 128 mm

  •  FARM WORKER c. 1933. Signed and dated. W.E. 121 x 105 mm.

    FARM WORKER c. 1933. Signed and dated. W.E. 121 x 105 mm.

  •  SELF PORTRAIT AS AN ARTIST c. 1920. W.E. 5x4 ins. 130 x102mm.

    SELF PORTRAIT AS AN ARTIST c. 1920. W.E. 5x4 ins. 130 x102mm.

  •  GREETINGS 1941. Signed.

    GREETINGS 1941. Signed.

  •  FLORENCE STREET SCENE 1923. Signed and dated. W. E. 64 x 123 mm.

    FLORENCE STREET SCENE 1923. Signed and dated. W. E. 64 x 123 mm.

  •  HAPPY NEW YEAR c. 1960. The New Year begins with the Yom Kippur fast. W.E. 135 x 98 mm.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR c. 1960. The New Year begins with the Yom Kippur fast. W.E. 135 x 98 mm.

  •  GIRLS CLIMBING GATE c. 1942. Signed. W.E. 135 x 94 mm.

    GIRLS CLIMBING GATE c. 1942. Signed. W.E. 135 x 94 mm.

  •  GIRLS SHOES. W.E. 2.5 x 2.5 ins. 64 x 64 mm.

    GIRLS SHOES. W.E. 2.5 x 2.5 ins. 64 x 64 mm.

  •  KIBBUTZ WORKER 1945. Signed inscribed and dated. W. E. 8 x 6 ins. 203 x 153 mm.

    KIBBUTZ WORKER 1945. Signed inscribed and dated. W. E. 8 x 6 ins. 203 x 153 mm.

  •  ORANGE PACKER 1938. W. E. 5.5 x 4 ins. 140 X 101 mm. Signed.

    ORANGE PACKER 1938. W. E. 5.5 x 4 ins. 140 X 101 mm. Signed.

  •  CALL TO LUNCH 1938. W. E. 5.5 x 4 ins. 140 X 101 mm.

    CALL TO LUNCH 1938. W. E. 5.5 x 4 ins. 140 X 101 mm.

  •  THEN CAME THE DOG. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    THEN CAME THE DOG. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  BANISHMENT FROM EDEN. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    BANISHMENT FROM EDEN. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  CAIN AND ABLE. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    CAIN AND ABLE. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  SLAYING OF THE FIRST BORN. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    SLAYING OF THE FIRST BORN. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  SHECHEM RAPES JACOB'S DAUGHTER DINAH 1935. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    SHECHEM RAPES JACOB'S DAUGHTER DINAH 1935. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  BOILS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    BOILS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  HAIL. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    HAIL. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  ADAM AND EVE. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    ADAM AND EVE. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  JACOB KISSES RACHEL. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    JACOB KISSES RACHEL. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  ONLY ONE KID. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    ONLY ONE KID. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  THE FLOOD c. 1930. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis

    THE FLOOD c. 1930. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis

  •  WILD BIRDS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    WILD BIRDS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  THE DRY LAND. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    THE DRY LAND. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  WILD BEASTS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    WILD BEASTS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  THE CURSE OF THE EARTH. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    THE CURSE OF THE EARTH. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  CREATION OF MAN.64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    CREATION OF MAN.64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  TOWER OF BABEL. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    TOWER OF BABEL. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  DARKNESS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    DARKNESS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  BLOOD. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    BLOOD. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  FISH AND BIRDS. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    FISH AND BIRDS. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  THE DIVISION OF THE WATERS. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    THE DIVISION OF THE WATERS. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  FROGS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    FROGS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  THE HOLY ONE. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    THE HOLY ONE. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  THEN CAME THE CAT. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    THEN CAME THE CAT. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  THEN CAME AN OX. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    THEN CAME AN OX. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  THE SERPENT. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

    THE SERPENT. 64 x 67 mm. Genesis 1929 -1936

  •  LICE. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    LICE. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  LOCUSTS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

    LOCUSTS. Wood engravings cut c. 1930. 61 x 61 mm.

  •  THEN CAME A STICK. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    THEN CAME A STICK. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  28. THEN CAME THE FIRE. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    28. THEN CAME THE FIRE. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  THEN WATER CAME. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    THEN WATER CAME. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  THEN CAME THE SLAUGHTERER. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    THEN CAME THE SLAUGHTERER. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  THEN CAME THE ANGEL OF DEATH. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

    THEN CAME THE ANGEL OF DEATH. 78 x 79 mm. ('The Kid…' 1928)

  •  HAGAR AND SARAH c. 1935. Signed. 64 x 67 mm

    HAGAR AND SARAH c. 1935. Signed. 64 x 67 mm