A fantastic early woodblock or linocut print by Helen Siegl, depicting "Das Mondschaf Und Sein Kind" (The moon sheep and his child). An unusual modern depiction of a stylized yellow sheep with a smaller black sheep, against a brown background. Would look great with other midcentury modern work. Signed at bottom in pencil with title and artist's name and date of 1955. Print is framed in wood frame with glass, held in back with cardboard and nails, and with a hanging wire.
Helen Siegl (1924-2009) was a well-known printmaker and illustrator, originally from Austria, later living in Montreal and then in Philadelphia. She was known for her wood block and linocut prints, as well as for illustrating children's books. For more information, please see her biography at helensiegl.com
In good vintage condition, print seems to be in good shape. Paper looks bit wavy, probably due to age. There are some portions of yellow print at the sides that we thought were stains, but they are not. One small area on the right that may be foxing. Mat has a bit of a stain near the bottom. Frame shows some wear, roughness and a bit of separation. Back has torn paper, some spotting to cardboard. We did not remove the print from the frame, but would probably recommend re-framing at some point.
Frame measures about 16" by 15". Viewable area is about 8 1/2" by 8 1/2"