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 - Animaux Divers - Miscellaneous Animals - Engraving, 1929, Atelier 17, Paris.
$400

Miscellaneous Animals

HECHT, Joseph

Animaux Divers (original French title) Engraving on Monval verdâtre paper.Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 205. Edition of 100.  From th...

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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 - Animaux - Grand Bison - Buffalo - engraving papier verdatre
$500

Grand Bison

HECHT, Joseph

Pure-line engraving on laid Monval papier verdâtre (light-blue / green tinted paper). Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 179. Proof impres...

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Heron I
$375

Heron I

HECHT, Joseph

Printed on laid Montval verd‰tre paper. Ref: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 35. Edition of 30. Signed and numbered "8 = 30" in pencil.

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 - Le Peintre - The Painter - drypoint - detail
$375

The Painter

HECHT, Joseph

Le Peintre I (original French title) Drypoint on Montval Hecht laid paper.Ref: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 87.Edition of 35, according to TR-P...

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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 - Jeune Buse - Young Buzzard - Raptor - bird of prey - pure line engraving - verdatre
$450

Young Buzzard

HECHT, Joseph

Jeune Buse (original French title) Pure-line engraving on laid Monval papier verdâtre (light-blue / green tinted paper). Reference: Tonneau-Ryckely...

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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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Corbeau Sold
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Corbeau

HECHT, Joseph

Ref: T-R & P. 129. Edition of 30. Signed and numbered "30=30" in ink. Printed on old notary paper.

Mon Fils Henri Sold
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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.

Oiseaux Sold
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Oiseaux

HECHT, Joseph

Ref: T-R&P. 289. From the series "Nouveaux Croquis d'Animaux." Signed in pencil.

Joseph Hecht - Pantheres a la Chasse - Hunting Panthers - engraving Sold
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Panthers Hunting

HECHT, Joseph

Panthères à la Chasse (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on wove paper.Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 249. Printer’s proof, a...

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Joseph Hecht - Lion a la Chasse - Lion Hunting - Gazelle - engraving Sold
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Lion Hunting

HECHT, Joseph

Lion à la Chasse (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on old laid Made in Italy paper, circa 1924-26. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Pl...

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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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