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German-born printmaker Jörg Schmeisser has a long established international reputation as a master of his medium. An expert in etching, his range of mark making imbues his varying subject matter with a poignant, expressive power. Jörg’s keen observation of his surroundings is revealed in the extraordinary rendering of detail, often overlaid by gestural lines and script. His works also feature abstracted motifs that symbolically evoke the place in which they were witnessed. Jörg was a voracious traveller who has spent time in the Middle East, Europe, South East Asia, the USA, Antarctica and Japan. Many of his works have the feel of a visual diary, recording these foreign places, cultures and traditions that he has experienced. Grand landscape narratives are often interposed with keenly studied images of flora and fauna as Jörg synthesises and contextualises the elements of his visual experience. Through seeing an object or landscape in depth and reading its contextual detail, Jörg presents a rich impression of different cultures and places that captivate the imagination.

Jörg Schmeisser held over 200 exhibitions, both in Australia and overseas, after he began his tertiary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany. His work is represented in many of the world’s most notable collections including the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Staatliche Sammlungen Dresden, Germany, Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst in Cologne, Germany and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. In Australia, his work is held in all of the major state galleries as well as the National Gallery of Australia. Jörg died in June 2012.

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      $2100 Words and Memories - etching, IV/XX, 49 x 37cm, unframed

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      $1650 "Who brought this to pass?..." - etching, 14/40, 39.5 x 29.5cm, unframed

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      $1650 "And send it..." - etching, 38/40, 39.5 x 30cm, unframed

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      $1350 Doorknocker, Winchester Cathedral - etching, 37/60, 49 x 39.5cm, unframed

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      $1320 Thinking of Nara in Princeton - etching, AP, 56 x 45cm, unframed

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      $1250 Outside the City - etching, 18/50, 36 x 29cm, unframed

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      $1250 Nine Masks - etching, 51/100, 37 x 34cm, unframed

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      $1250 Doornail covers - etching, 34/80, 56 x 44cm, unframed

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      $1200 Ebisu Matsuri Osaka - etching (on mulberry paper?), 10/40, 49 x 21cm, unframed

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      $1200 Termite mounds - etching, 30/60, 49 x 37.5cm, unframed

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      $1100 Journey to Jerusalem & The Walls of the City - etching, 1/25, 21.5 x 49cm, unframed

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      $1100 Gion Matsuri Kyoto - etching, 29/40, 25.5 x 39.5cm, unframed

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      $1100 Bunraku Dolls Osaka - etching, 34/40, 20 x 42.5cm, unframed

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      $1100 Sugar cane III (fire signal) - etching, XV/XX, 34 x 44cm, unframed

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      $1100 Entrance to the Forbidden City - lithograph, 56/80, 48.5 x 62cm, unframed

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      $1100 Terracotta warrior - lithograph, 39/70, 52 x 68.5cm, unframed

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      $1100 Mountain in the South - lithograph, 13/70, 52 x 68.5cm, unframed

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      $1000 The Watch - etching, AP, 23 x 25cm, unframed

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      $1000 Bad Dream - etching, 3/25, 24.5 x 32cm, unframed

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      $1000 Wilgie Mia WA (larger) - etching, 5/40, 49 x 60cm, unframed

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      $900 Metamorphosis - etching, 18/20, 24 x 16cm, unframed

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      $900 Bardan and Masks - etching, 375/ 380, 39.5 x 49.5cm, unframed

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      $900 Angkor, Figures and Aging - etching, 12/80, 49 x 39cm, unframed

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      $800 Faces and Buds - etching, 15/30, 35 x 29cm, unframed

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      $800 Rothandle Bud - etching, probedruck, 35 x 29cm, unframed

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      $800 Prambanan/Java - etching, 33/50, 18 x 35cm, unframed

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      $800 The Olgas I - etching, 13/80, 45.5 x 60cm, unframed

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      $800 Newman Area, colour - etching, 4/80, 46 x 61cm, unframed

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      $800 Red Rafters - etching, 49/80, 16.5 x 16.5cm, unframed

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      $800 Angkor Fragments - etching, 2/40, 49 x 38.5cm, unframed

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      $700 Diary Landscape - etching, 1/3 zustand, 22 x 49.5cm, unframed

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      $700 Mt Buffalo Boulders - etching, 17/80, 49.5 x 50.5cm, unframed

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      $700 Close Up - etching, 38/50, 20 x 17cm, unframed

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      $700 Sugar cane IV (fire front) - etching, 79/100, 21 x 24.5cm, unframed

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      $700 Sugar cane VII (fire and blue) - etching, 16/20, 21 x 24cm, unframed

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      $700 Koma Inu - etching, 20/80, 21 x 24.5cm, unframed

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      $700 Cover - etching, 34/80, 23 x 23cm, unframed

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      $660 Woman - etching, 6/80, 39.5 x 49.5cm, unframed

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      $650 Masks in Spituk - etching, 145/200, 24.5 x 30cm, unframed

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      $650 Angkor for ADG - etching, colour proof, 30.5 x 41.5cm, unframed

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      $610 Rocks above Kargiak - etching, zustand, 20 x 22cm, unframed

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      $600 Shergol - etching, state proof, 26 x 28cm, unframed

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      $600 Kurama Autumn - etching, 34/80, 23.5 x 20.5cm, unframed

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      $600 Sekisan Autumn - etching, 64/80, 20.5 x 23.5cm, unframed

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      $600 Gift from the sea II, fragments - etching, 42/80, 24.5 x 21cm, unframed

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      $600 Pagodas, Horyuji (detail) - etching, trial proof, 24.5 x 21cm, unframed

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      $550 Milano - etching, 16/40, 20 x 17cm, unframed

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      $550 Embrace - etching, 10/40, 14 x 12cm, unframed

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      $550 Pinnacles, WA - etching, 4/30, 57 x 41cm, unframed

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      $550 Valley near Kato Zakro - etching, 2/100, 21 x 24.5cm, unframed

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      $550 The Goddess, Knossos - etching, 59/100, 24.5 x 20.5cm, unframed

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      $550 Friends - etching, 7/80, 32.3 x 37.7cm, unframed

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      $550 Chania - etching, 61/100, 21 x 25cm, unframed

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      $550 Philip from Macedonia - etching, 57/100, 24.5 x 20.5cm, unframed

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      $550 Heroes and helmets, Delphi - etching, 61/100, 24.5 x 20.5cm, unframed

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      $550 Mykonos (blue) - etching, 61/100, 24.5 x 20.5cm, unframed

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      $550 Meteora - etching, 61/100, 20.5 x 24.5cm, unframed

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      $550 Methoni - etching, colour proof, 24.5 x 21cm, unframed

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      $550 Snake - etching, 55/100, 46 x 39cm, unframed

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      $500 After Dinner, Echizen - etching, 18/80, 19.5 x 15.5cm, unframed

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      $500 Black Mask - etching, zustand, 17 x 16.5cm, unframed

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      $500 Carapace - etching, 22/80, 21.5 x 18.5cm, unframed

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      $500 Wilgie Mia Red Ochre Mine - etching, 5/50, 21 x 21cm, unframed

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      $500 Garuda - etching, 20/80, 18.6 x 18.6cm, unframed

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      $500 Overgrown head - etching, AP, 24.5 x 24.5cm, unframed

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      $480 Cold in Venice - etching, 29/80, 21 x 24.5cm, unframed

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      $450 Ling and Snakes - etching, 11/30, 16.5 x 17cm, unframed

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      $450 Khajuraho Variation - etching, 25/50, 22.5 x 20cm, unframed

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      $450 Sugar cane V (black & white) - etching, AP 1/8, 21.5 x 25.5cm, unframed

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      $450 Sugar cane VI (white spots) - etching, 2/20, 21.5 x 25cm, unframed

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      $450 Shifts - etching, 23/80, 24.2 x 22.8cm, unframed

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      $450 Preah Khan Figure & Torso - etching, 15/40, 20 x 16.5cm, unframed

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      $450 Ta Prohm, tree and entrance - etching, AP, 21 x 25cm, unframed

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      $450 Faceless - etching, 19/80, 20 x 17cm, unframed

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      $450 Princeton Raven - etching, state I IV/V, 25 x 21cm, unframed

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      $450 Todaiji a lion - etching, 6/50, 25 x 20cm, unframed

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      $440 Door in Tyksey - etching, 51/80, 16 x 13cm, unframed

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      $440 Elephant Cove, WA - etching, 56/80, 15.5 x 20cm, unframed

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      $440 Angkor Wat - etching, colour proof, 21 x 25cm, unframed

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      $420 Preah Khan, two figures - etching, 2/40, 20 x 16cm, unframed

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      $400 Shed near Yangzhou - etching, 24/100, 21.5 x 24.5cm, unframed

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      $400 Bayon Head, dark - etching, 23/80, 20 x 17cm, unframed

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      $400 Bayon, Towers and Relief - etching, 1/80, 20 x 17cm, unframed

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      $400 Face of an Angel - etching, 14/60, 15 x 20cm, unframed

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      $400 Reflections - etching, 18/60, 15 x 20cm, unframed

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      $400 Window - etching, 16/60, 15 x 20cm, unframed

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      $400 Bricole - etching, 15/60, 15 x 20cm, unframed

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      $400 Cupola - etching, 17/60, 15 x 20cm, unframed

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      $400 Pointed doorpart - etching, 13/60 bw, 15 x 20cm, unframed

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      $400 Shapes and textures - etching, 14/60, 15 x 20cm, unframed

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      $400 On roofs and walls (detail) - etching, trial proof, 18 x 14.5cm, unframed

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      $380 Tang figure - lithograph, 11/40, 18.5 x 18.5cm, unframed

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      $360 Chorten - etching, 15/80, 16 x 13cm, unframed

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      $360 Spring gardening - etching, 30/80, 21 x 24.5cm, unframed

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      $350 Village and Chorten - etching, 5/80, 13 x 15.8cm, unframed

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      $350 Near Nourlangie NT - etching, colour variation, 15.5 x 12.5cm, unframed

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      $350 Seal for Hangzhou - etching, 56/100, 12 x 14cm, unframed

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      $350 Bamboo Shoots - etching, 13/100, 16 x 13cm, unframed

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      $330 Platypus skull - etching, AP, 15 x 16cm, unframed

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      $330 Nankin haze - etching, 42/80, 16 x 15cm, unframed

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      $300 Remarkable Fragment (black) - etching, 32/80, 10.5 x 12cm, unframed

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      $300 Remarkable Fragment (grey) - etching, 18/80, 10.5 x 12cm, unframed

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      $300 Sambonsugi - etching, AP, 12 x 17cm, unframed

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      $300 Griffin b/w - etching, AP, 20 x 18cm, unframed

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      $300 Found - etching, State I, !/V, 12 x 12cm, unframed

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      $275 Zanskar Sumdo - etching, 30/50, 16 x 13cm, unframed

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      $275 Roz, balancing - etching, 25/30, 25 x 21cm, unframed

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      $250 She Never Talks - etching, 7/20, 13 x 12cm, unframed

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