Joseph HECHT

One could argue that Joseph Hecht (1891-1951) had a one track mind, depicting only animals, and almost exclusively in burin (pure-line engraving) or drypoint.  But what an eye and a talent he had in this particular specialty.  Born in Poland, he arrived in Paris after World War I, by way of Norway.  It seemed his sense of simplicity was honed there and Hecht is renowned today for his ability to pare down his subject to its essence.  It seems Hecht never traveled much and drew most of his animals in captivity; in particular at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.  He left behind over 400 prints, elegant depictions of the beautiful felines, birds and assorted deer or goats, in simple black line on beautiful sheets of handmade paper.

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Joseph Hecht Gazelle et Biches I (original French title)  Gazelles and Deer I  Engraving on Monval verdatre paper, 1930.
$350

Gazelles and Deer I

HECHT, Joseph

Gazelle et Biches I (original French title) Engraving on Monval verdâtre paper.Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 211. The printmaker’s pe...

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Joseph Hecht Tete de Jeune Cerf (original French title) Head of a Young Deer - engraving on laid paper, 1928.
$200

Head of a Young Deer

HECHT, Joseph

Tête de Jeune Cerf (original French title) Engraving on laid paper, 1928. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 153. Edition of 35. Signed an...

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Joseph Hecht - Ice Floe -Banquise (original French title)  Paris, 1933, Atelier 17. Engraving on laid Monval verdâtre paper.
$600

Ice Floe

HECHT, Joseph

Banquise (original French title) Engraving on laid Monval verdâtre paper.Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 155. Erroneously presumed to b...

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Joseph Hecht - Pelote Basque - engraving - Euskal pilota - jeu de paume
$500

Pelote Basque

HECHT, Joseph

Pure-line engraving on laid Monval paper, circa 1923-25. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 92. Edition of 35. Signed and numbered “1 = 35...

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Joseph Hecht - Cerfs Indochinois I - Vietnam Deer - pure line engraving
$350

Vietnamese Deer

HECHT, Joseph

Cerfs Indochinois I (Original French title)Pure-line engraving on wove Arches paper. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 370. From a total...

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Joseph Hecht - Oceanie - Australia -  engraving - etat state - kangourous
$400

Océanie

HECHT, Joseph

Pure-line engraving on laid paper. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 162. Unique state proof, before work throughout and before the tota...

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Mon Fils Henri

HECHT, Joseph

Printed on laid Montval paper, circa 1928-29. Ref: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 174. Edition of circa 20. Signed in pencil.

Joseph Hecht - Tigres et Biches -  Tigers and Deer - drypoint engraving Sold
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Tigers and Deer

HECHT, Joseph

Tigres et Biches (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on wove Arches paper.Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 118. Edition of 36. ...

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