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 - Tigres et Biches -  Tigers and Deer - drypoint engraving
$400

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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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 - 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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