[The Magic Door.][In pencil beneath image.]
Etching. 1 of 100 signed proofs. Plate: 140 x 170mm, (5½ x 6¾). Very large margins. Uncut.
An interior scene in which two elaborately dressed figures approach a large, ornate door guarded by a figure with a torch. Marius A. J. Bauer (1867-1932) was a Dutch etcher whose work, influenced by his travels in the Orient, inspired his British contempories to explore the East. Bauer was influenced by 'La Jeunesse Inaltérable et la Vie Eternelle' a French translation of Romanian folklore.
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