Theo Van Hoytema lithographs for sale

Dutch, 1863-1917

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August -  VAN HOYTEMA

August
Lithograph printed in colors, 1910, Godoli 80, edition unknown. 17 x 8 in. Signed on the stone. A fine impression with fresh colors. Fine condition. Narrow margins as issued. Published by Tresling & Co., Amsterdam.
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August (Augustus) -  VAN HOYTEMA

August (Augustus)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1910, Godoli 80, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 159; edition unknown. 17 x 8 in. Initialed on the stone. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full but narrow as issued.
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Blooming Cactus -  VAN HOYTEMA

Blooming Cactus
Lithograph, 1905, Rijksmuseum catalog 112, edition unknown. 13 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil, lower right. (There's a pencil dedication as well.) This is a fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins are trimmed, which is often the case with this print, and they measure about 1" all around. There's a bit of foxing on the verso but there is little or no impact to the front of the sheet. This work is from the series called Bloemstudies (Flower Studies). It's not always pencil signed.
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Bosidyelle (Woodland Idyll) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Bosidyelle (Woodland Idyll)
Lithograph printed on chine applique, 1898, Rijksmuseum 80 (ii/II), edition probably about 100. 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. This is a fine impression printed in gray-green ink. The margins are probably full. This subtle, beautifully drawn lithograph is a fine example of Dutch art nouveau printmaking. The work is illustrated and discussed on pages 118-119 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley. The image appears in a few slightly different ink colors and is occasionally signed in pencil.
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Bosidyelle (Woodland Idyll) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Bosidyelle (Woodland Idyll)
Lithograph printed on chine appliqué, 1898, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 80 (ii/II), edition inscribed as 60. 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression in very condition. The margins are narrow as the sheet has been trimmed to just around the edge of the chine appliqué. The print is also numbered which is highly unusual. This subtle, beautifully drawn lithograph is a fine example of Dutch art nouveau (nieuwe kunst) printmaking. The work is illustrated and discussed on pages 118-119 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley. This image was printed is variant ink colors but is rarely signed (and especially numbered) as we have it here. The total edition is almost certainly more than sixty and this could well be an early edition.
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Christmas Eve -  VAN HOYTEMA

Christmas Eve
Lithograph, 1894, Rijksmuseum/de Groot 48 (i/II), edition unknown in this state; proofs only. 16 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression of the rare first state. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a couple of small repairs in the lower margin and a few soft handling creases here and there. Owls are Hoytema's favorite subject and this work is the companion piece to his New Year lithograph of the same year. The edition of the print(s) was 200 signed and numbered impressions. This rare first state proof impression is before the edition and the main difference between the two states is the size of the star in the sky at right. Hoytema's interest in owls extended to his childrens book illustrations with the publication of "Uilen Geluk"('Happy Owls'), in 1895.
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Christmas Eve / New Year (Kerstnacht / Nieuwjaar) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Christmas Eve / New Year (Kerstnacht / Nieuwjaar)
Lithographs, 1894, Rijksmuseum/deGroot 48 & 49 (i/II), edition unknown in this state; proofs only. each approximately 16 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Both images are initialed and dated on the stone. Here we have fine impressions in generally very good condition. Both are printed on one sheet of off-white wove paper with substantial margins. These are both rare first state proofs before the published edition of 200 signed and numbered impressions. The primary differences in the two states are as follows: Christmas Eve; the star in the sky in the upper right is much larger in the first state. In New Year; here in the first state, the blank area to the left of the owl in the lower left corner is dark before the verticle scratches were added. Impressions of the first state(s) are cited in Amsterdam at the Rijksmuseum and in the Hague at the Gemeentemuseum. This iconic set of lithographs are rare today, especially in an early proof sheet such as this. Condition: there's a soft horizontal crease running across the images and a skillful repair in "New Year" in the lower left corner of the image. This outstanding example of Dutch art nouveau (nieuwe kunst) printmaking is illustrated and discussed on pages 78-81 in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau by Cliff Ackley (2014). (RESERVED)
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December -  VAN HOYTEMA

December
Lithograph printed in colors, 1908, Godoli 60, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 155; edition unknown. 17 1/8 x 8 in. Initialed on the stone. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full but narrow as issued.
$350

Five Angora Rabbits -  VAN HOYTEMA

Five Angora Rabbits
Lithograph with embossing printed on chine appliqué, 1898, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 86 (i/II); edition unknown. 16 1/2 x 13 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a good impression with wide margins. The condition is good. There's a small repaired break in the chine in the image from printing and there's foxing in the margins and somewhat on the verso. This is the first state with the number 2 in the lower right corner, which appears in the Animal Studies (Dierstudies) portfolio edition. For this remarkable print, the lithographic stone was actually incised by Hoytema to create a three-dimensional effect throughout the rabbits' fur. This print is a landmark image for Dutch graphic art during the 1890s and the influence of Japanese prints is readily apparent. This work is illustrated and discussed at length in Van Gogh to Mondrian, Dutch Works on Paper (2000), an exhibition organized jointly by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In addition, the print is illustrated and discussed on pages 92-93 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau by Cliff Ackley (2014). Pencil signed impressions of this print are exceedingly rare.
$3,500

Five Angora Rabbits -  VAN HOYTEMA

Five Angora Rabbits
Lithograph with embossing printed on chine appliqué, 1898, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 86 (ii/II), edition unknown. 16 1/2 x 13 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a fine impression with narrow margins. The condition is very good apart from a subtle rubbed spot above the top rabbit. This is the second state without the number 2 in the lower right corner. The first state with the number appeared in the Animal Studies (Dierstudies) portfolio edition. For this remarkable print, the lithographic stone was actually incised by Hoytema to create a three-dimensional effect throughout the rabbits' fur. This print is a landmark image for Dutch graphic art during the 1890s and the influence of Japanese prints is readily apparent. This work is illustrated and discussed at length in Van Gogh to Mondrian, Dutch Works on Paper (2000), an exhibition organized jointly by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In addition, the print is illustrated and discussed on pages 92-93 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau by Cliff Ackley (2014).
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Five Ibises and a Night Heron (Vijf Ibissen en een Kwak) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Five Ibises and a Night Heron (Vijf Ibissen en een Kwak)
Lithograph, 1898, Rijksmuseum/de Groot 85 (ii/II); edition unknown. 16 x 11 1/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This stunning print was published as Plate 1 of "Animal Studies." These works were rarely signed in pencil. The set consisted of six lithographs with a title page. The condition here is exceptional as these prints often appear on the market extremely foxed and soiled.
$2,500

Iguana on a Stone in the Water (Leguaan op een Steen in het Water) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Iguana on a Stone in the Water (Leguaan op een Steen in het Water)
Lithograph, 1898, Rijksmuseum/deGroot 90 (ii/III); edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 16 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique, as published as plate 6 of "Animal Studies." The margins are full and the condition is fine. This stunning work was included in van Hoytema's most important set of prints which was published in 1898. These works were generally not signed in pencil.
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Iguana on a Stone in the Water (Leguaan op een Steen in het Water) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Iguana on a Stone in the Water (Leguaan op een Steen in het Water)
Lithograph, 1898, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 90 (ii/III); edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 16 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique, as published as plate 6 of "Animal Studies." The margins are trimmed to about 1 1/4 in. and the condition is good other than for residue of an old adhesive on the margin edges, verso. This unusual work was included in van Hoytema's most important set of prints which was published in 1898. These prints were rarely signed in pencil.
$950

July -  VAN HOYTEMA

July
Lithograph printed in colors, 1907, Godoli 43, Rijksmuseum/deGroot 154; edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 6 in. Signed on the stone with the monogram. Signed in pencil. This is a superb proof impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from occasional foxing in the margins only. This is the central image for Hoytema's 1907 calendar page for June. These early signed proofs are rare.
$800

July (Juli) -  VAN HOYTEMA

July (Juli)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1908, Godoli 55, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 155; edition unknown. 17 1/8 x 8 in. Initialed on the stone. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full but narrow as published.
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June -  VAN HOYTEMA

June
Lithograph, 1911, Godoli 90, edition unknown. 17 x 8 in. Initialed on the stone. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. Van Hoytema's calendar art is discussed at length in "Van Gogh to Mondrian, Dutch Works on Paper," (2000). We currently have a large selection of these calendar lithographs available for sale.
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June (Juni) -  VAN HOYTEMA

June (Juni)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1907, Godoli 42, edition unknown. 17 x 8 in. Initialed on the stone with the artist's monogram. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The sheet is untrimmed. Hoytema's calendar art is quite distinctive. Up until 1909 he published these calendars himself. Thereafter they were commercially published by an Amsterdam vinter and given to good customers.
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Juni -  VAN HOYTEMA

Juni
Lithograph printed in colors, 1904, Rijksmuseum #148; Godoli page 37 (#8) edition unknown. 17 3/8 x 8 in. Unsigned. A fine impression; the colors fresh. Fine condition. With the usual narrow margins and the serrated edge across the top of the sheet where bound.
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Lizard on a Rock in the Middle of Moss Plants (Hagedis op een Steen Temidden van Mosplantjes) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Lizard on a Rock in the Middle of Moss Plants (Hagedis op een Steen Temidden van Mosplantjes)
Lithograph, circa 1910-11, De Groot 119a, edition unknown. 8 x 10 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine, luminous impression of this uncommon print. The margins appear to be full. The condition is good other than for a small stain on the left side in the margin and a repaired split in the margin at right. Provenance: E.H. Ariens Kappers, Amsterdam; K. Sanders, The Hague.
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March (Maart) -  VAN HOYTEMA

March (Maart)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1907, Godoli 39, edition unknown. 17 x 8 in. Initialed on the stone with the artist's monogram. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The sheet is full and untrimmed.
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May -  VAN HOYTEMA

May
Lithograph printed in colors, 1910, Godoli 77, edition unknown. 17 x 8 in. Signed on the stone. A fine impression in fine condition. Fresh colors. Narrow margins as issued. Printed by Tresling & Co., Amsterdam.
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May -  VAN HOYTEMA

May
Lithograph printed in colors, 1908, Godoli 53, Rijksmuseum / deGroot 155; edition unknown. 8 x 5 7/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine proof impression with full margins. The condition is good apart from slight foxing in the margins only and a modest water stain the extreme lower right margin. This early impression is the central image for Hoytema's May, 1908, calendar page. Very few of these proofs were printed.
$650

Monkeys -  VAN HOYTEMA

Monkeys
Lithograph printed on chine applique, 1898, Rijksmuseum/De Groot 88 (i/II), edition unknown. 16 x 10 7/8 in. Signed on the stone as issued. Plate 4 from the series "Animal Studies." A fine impression. Full margins. Water stains in the lower margin area.
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November -  VAN HOYTEMA

November
Lithograph, 1907, Godoli 47, edition unknown. 17 x 8 in. Initialed on the stone with the artist's monogram. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This is the closest thing to a pure landscape among all the calendar lithographs. This print is being offered with a rare pencil signed proof impression of just the image.
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November -  VAN HOYTEMA

November
Lithograph printed on chine applique, 1907, De Groot / Rijksmuseum 154, Godoli pg. 62; a rare proof impression. 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. Signed on the stone with the monogram. This is a superb impression on chine appliqué and in fine condition. The margins are probably full. This is rare proof impression of the central image of Hoytema's calendar page for November, 1907. Very few proofs such as this were printed. This captivating image is illustrated and discussed on pages 120-121 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley.
$800

Primula in the Moss (Primula in het Mos) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Primula in the Moss (Primula in het Mos)
Lithograph, 1905, De Groot/Rijksmuseum 110b, edition unknown. 9 5/8 x 10 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. A fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work was included in the series Flower Studies (Bloemstudies). These prints, like the works from the Animal Studies series, were rarely signed in pencil. The artist would occasionally sign them as a courtesy to an owner or a friend at the time.
$750

Robin by the Water (Roodborstje aan het Water) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Robin by the Water (Roodborstje aan het Water)
Lithograph, 1913, Rijksmuseum 126a, edition unknown. 12 x 19 1/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy cream-colored wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This later work by van Hoytema exudes the charm and detailed execution we have come to expect in this, his natural medium; lithography. Birds were a favorite subject throughout his illustrious career.
$850

Singing Bird on the Tree Branch (Zingend vogeltje op den...) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Singing Bird on the Tree Branch (Zingend vogeltje op den...)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1906, De Groot 153 (4), edition unknown. 8 x 5 7/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left corner. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb proof impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition of the image is fine but there is some light foxing and incidental staining in the margins. This is a rare signed proof of the central image of Hoytema's June, 1906, calendar page. We currently have the complete calendar page as well. (They are offered for sale separately.)
$700

Three Hens (Drie Hanen) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Three Hens (Drie Hanen)
Lithograph, 1898, Rijksmuseum 79b, edition unknown. 13 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique with wide margins. The condition is excellent. This print was published in "Hollandsche Prentkunst," a portfolio of ten works organized by R.N. Roland Holst and Jan Veth. This charming farmyard scene is somewhat uncommon.
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Two White Egrets (Twee Zilverreigers) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Two White Egrets (Twee Zilverreigers)
Lithograph with embossing, 1898, Rijksmuseum/deGroot 89 (i/II), edition unknown. 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. (There's an occasional spot of foxing in the margins which is typical of prints from this series.) This iconic Dutch image, along with "Five Angora Rabbits," are from Hoytema's best know series called "Animal Studies" ('Dierstudies'), published as a set of five works in 1898. Hoytema was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition and catalogue organized by the Gemeentemuseum/Drents Museum in the Hague in 1999. This important work is illustrated and discussed on pages 92-93 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau by Cliff Ackley (2014).
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Two White Egrets (Twee Zilverreigers) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Two White Egrets (Twee Zilverreigers)
Lithograph with embossing, 1898, Rijksmuseum/de Groot 89 (i/II); edition unknown. 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a repaired split in the top margin and one at the right margin, center, both well away from the image. There's a tiny scuff to the chine, lower left, just to the edge of the image.) This iconic Dutch image, along with "Five Angora Rabbits," are from Hoytema's best know series called "Animal Studies" ('Dierstudies'), published as a set of five works in 1898. Hoytema was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition and catalogue organized by the Gemeentemuseum/Drents Museum in the Hague in 1999. This important work is illustrated and discussed on pages 92-93 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau by Cliff Ackley (2014).
$4,500

Witte Eend Zwemmend Bij Boomwortels -  VAN HOYTEMA

Witte Eend Zwemmend Bij Boomwortels
Lithograph printed on chine applique, 1904, Rijksmuseum 115 (i/II). 11 5/8 x 9 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil. A fine impression in very good condition; the margins trimmed to the edge of the chine or slightly outside. An exemplary bit of lithography by Hoytema in an early impression. Uncommon.
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