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 - 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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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 - 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 - Grande Chasse - Large Hunt - elephants lions - engraving - detail
$500

Large Hunt

HECHT, Joseph

Grande Chasse (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on laid Monval paper. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 237. State proof; it’s...

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Joseph Hecht - - Derniere Plaie - Last Plague - Biblical destruction - brick colored paper Sold
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Last Plague

HECHT, Joseph

La Dernière Plaie (Original French title) Pure-line engraving on brick-colored laid Monval paper. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 350....

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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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