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untitled illustration for Rakkóx der Billionär (Rakkox the Billionaire)
  • Félix Edouard Vallotton
    1865–1925
    born: Lausanne, Switzerland ; died: Paris, France
  • untitled illustration for Rakkóx der Billionär (Rakkox the Billionaire), 1900
  • Die Insel (The Island), volume II
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 235 x 177 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 6 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Virginia and Ira Jackson Collection, Houston
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0103.06
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

This last image in the series does not have a border. Text appears in the upper one-third of the page, with the first several lines extending toward the edge of each side of the page; The remainder of the text occupies the central region of the upper one-third of the page. The lower third of the image is made up of grass and miscellaneous foliage. Centered above this area in the middle ground is a single building with a door and a window on either side of the door. The building tapers inward toward the roof, which features crenellations, giving it the appearance of a small fortress. Large trees serve as frames on either side of the building-mostly solid black forms that are heavier near the ground tapering nearly to points and curving inward toward the tops. The page is numbered “201.”