Dutch & Belgian Prints

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Peacock in a Landscape -  GERBRANDS

Peacock in a Landscape
ROELF GERBRANDS
Dutch, (1891-1954)
Etching, undated, edition probably about 50. 17 1/8 x 26 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "model" in pencil. This is a superb proof impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from slight wrinkling and minor repairs in the margins. Gerbrandts produced several large, decorative works with birds as subject. He lived and worked in Amsterdam and after 1921, in Haarlem. He studied with Jan Visser and F.W. Nieuwenhuis.
$1,500

Academiegebouw (at the Rappenburg, Leiden) -  HAVERKAMP

Academiegebouw (at the Rappenburg, Leiden)
GERHARD C. HAVERKAMP
Dutch, (1872-1926)
Etching, 1910, edition unknown. 15 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A superb impression. Fine condition. Full margins. In addition to his meticulous panoramic views of the Dutch countryside, Haverkamp was an architectural etcher with extraordinary skills. This scene depicts an academic building at the University, Leiden.
SOLD

Dancer -  HEIJSE

Dancer
JAN HEIJSE
Dutch, (1882-1954)
Woodcut, undated (probably about 1930), editon unknown. 7 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are two original brown paper hinges at the top corners of the margins, away from the image.) Heijse lived and worked in Middelburg and Amsterdam. He was a student of C. J. W. Nuijs and studied at the Rijksakademie. He also took lessons from Jan Toorop. Heijse was known as a painter and illustrator and his woodcuts are quite well done with a flair for compelling design.
$450

The Lovers (De Verloofden) -  HERCKENRATH

The Lovers (De Verloofden)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Linoleum cut, 1942, subsequent to the Horemans catalogue, edition probably 25. 12 7/8 x 10 in. Initialed in the block. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on light cream laid paper. The condition is quite good other than a faint bit of toning within a previous mat opening. The margins are full. Herckenrath studied at the Academy in Antwerp and was influenced by the prints of Henri van Straten. This is an outstanding example of his work.
$2,400

The Neighbors (De Buren) -  HERCKENRATH

The Neighbors (De Buren)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Woodcut, 1950, Jakob Smits Museum retrospective catalog # 12, edition unknown. 15 x 11 1/8 in. Initialed in the block. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on off-white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This entertaining, post-war image shows the lighter side of Herckenrath's art. The Jakob Smits Museum held a retrospective of his work in 1977 with an accompanying catalogue. The early work is detailed in Karel Horemans 1941 book, Antoon Herckenrath, Houtsnijder. We are certain editions were rather small given the overall scarcity of the prints in today's market.
$1,600

Sunday Farmers (Zondagsboeren) -  HERCKENRATH

Sunday Farmers (Zondagsboeren)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Woodcut, 1943, Jakob Smits Museum retrospective #10, edition 25. 15 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed, titled and numbered below the image. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The title refers to the people who ardently take care of their gardens after work and on the weekends. This large, wartime work is represented in the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp.
$2,400

Old Romanticism (Oude Romantiek) -  HERCKENRATH

Old Romanticism (Oude Romantiek)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Engraving, 1958, Jakob Smits Museum retrospective #37, edition 25. 8 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Initialed in the plate lower left. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This engaging image celebrates the great sailing ships from earlier days and diverse cultures around the world.
$550

Drunken Cossack (Dronken Kozak) -  HERCKENRATH

Drunken Cossack (Dronken Kozak)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Etching, 1936, Jakob Smits Museum retrospective #43, edition probably 25. 11 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. The print is also inscribed as an artist's proof ("ép d'art.") This compelling image is beautifully drawn on copper. Angular distortions of the architecture reinforce the inebriated state of the subject.
$700

Tunisian Dancer (Tunesische Danseres) -  HERCKENRATH

Tunisian Dancer (Tunesische Danseres)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Engraving, 1944, Not listed in the Jakob Smits Museum Retrospective catalogue, edition probably 25. 6 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is also described as a trial proof "proefdruk" with an additional pencil dedication in the lower margins. Herckenrath had a large library and read many books on other civilizations. He was inspired by exotic subjects.
$650

The Uncrowned King (De Ongekroonde Konig) -  HERCKENRATH

The Uncrowned King (De Ongekroonde Konig)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Woodcut, 1941, Not listed in the Jakob Smits Museum Retrospective catalogue, edition probably 25. 13 x 10 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Also, inscribed, "proefdruk." This is a superb impression of this exemplary Belgian wartime, expressionist woodcut. The margins are full and the condition is fine. In Flanders, "an "ongekroonde konig" is someone who acts like a king, or even a tyrant, in his own territory or sphere of influence. Herckenrath was ecologically minded and he detested the misuse of power, particularly with regards to the natural world.
$2,000

Mysticism (Mystiek) -  HERCKENRATH

Mysticism (Mystiek)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Woodcut, 1952, Not listed in the Jakob Smits Museum Retrospective catalogue, edition probably 25. 15 x 11 3/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a trial proof and is so inscribed. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from slight toning within an early mat opening. There's a complex narrative regarding this compelling family portrait. The Herckenraths had one daughter, Mariette, who died at a young age. This print appears to express a state between heaven (the stars), and earth; butterflies, flowers, a river, etc. which might refer to a stage between heaven and earth. This is a highly personal narrative to say the least. (I'm grateful to a friend of the artist in Belgium for assisting me in the explanation of this print. His parents were very close friends of the artist and this stellar group of Herckenrath prints are directly from this source.)
$1,800

Metropolis -  HERCKENRATH

Metropolis
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Woodcut, 1935, Horemans pg. 55; Jakob Smits Museum retrospective 2, edition 50. 17 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This impression is dedicated to friends of the artist (Mr. & Mrs. Scheers) and comes to us from a family member. This is a superb impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Herckenrath studied at the Academy in Antwerp and he was influenced early on by Henri van Straten. This is an exceptional modernist, even futuristic image and arguably the artist's finest print.
$3,800

Two Young Women from Huizen  (Twee Meisjes uit Huizen) -  HOLST

Two Young Women from Huizen (Twee Meisjes uit Huizen)
RICHARD ROLAND HOLST
Dutch, (1868-1938)
Lithograph printed in blue-grey ink on chine appliqué, 1897, edition unknown. 8 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed and dated on the stone and signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with wide margins. The condition is fine. Holst is included in Cliff Ackley's recent publication, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau(2014). He was a superb draughtsman and his talents extended to stained glass and mural painting. (RESERVED)
$1,350

De Architect -  HOLST

De Architect
RICHARD ROLAND HOLST
Dutch, (1868-1938)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1913, Edition Unknown. 17 x 12 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone. A fine impression in exceptionally fine condition. The gold printing is well preserved. This is the cover page for this publication which was created by the Dutch architect association known as Architectura et Amicitia. This fine example epitomizes the progressive graphic design which flourished in the Netherlands around 1900-1930. Applied arts and artists were a prominent part of the association as reflected here in the stunning work of Roland Holst. This impression is from the collection of Frans Leidelmeijer, Amsterdam.
$900

The Pearl Diver (De Parelduiker) -  HOLST

The Pearl Diver (De Parelduiker)
RICHARD ROLAND HOLST
Dutch, (1868-1938)
Lithograph printed in black and gold on grey paper, 1918, edition unknown but probably small. 13 7/8 x 16 1/2 in. Initialed and dated on the stone. This is a good impression with full margins. (The gold is printed a bit lighter than usual.) The condition is quite good. Holst was an important Dutch symbolist mural painter, illustrator and printmaker. As seen here, the pearl stands for the art object and is presented to the public by the artist (the diver). (Literature: F. Leidelmeijer & D. van der Cingel, Art Nouveau and Art Deco en Nederland, Amsterdam, 1983, p. 45, ill. 21.)
$2,500

Swans (Zwaanen) -  HOMBERG

Swans (Zwaanen)
DIRK HOMBERG
Dutch, (1885-1952)
Lithograph, circa 1930, edition probably about 50. 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and titled in ink. A fine impression with narrow margins. The condition is fine overall. Homberg studied in Rotterdam. He was also a painter with a wide-ranging choice of subjects.
$350

Zittend Meisje met Mand op den Rug (Girl with a Basket on her Back) -  ISRAELS

Zittend Meisje met Mand op den Rug (Girl with a Basket on her Back)
JOZEF ISRAELS
Dutch, (1824-1911)
Etching, 1879, Hubert 19, Zilcken 12; edition unknown. 6 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a very faint suggestion of toning within a previous mat opening. Ex-collection: Paul J. Sachs (Lugt 2113). Israels was a leading figure of the Hague School.
$900

La Personne Récompensée -  JESPERS

La Personne Récompensée
FLORIS JESPERS
Belgian, (1889-1965)
Linocut, 1919, Buyck 204f, edition unknown but probably 50 or fewer. 23 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. Bearing an ink signature and dated lower left "5/9/19." This large and remarkable linocut was published in the portfolio "Six Linos" (1919). Jespers produced these works early in his career and they are quite rare. A fine impression with full margins. Mounted to a support sheet. Printed on thin wove paper. Minor tears with just one touching the image at top. Jespers has been the subject of several retrospectives including a 1989 show at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp. This print is beautifully framed.
$3,000

Scène de Cirque (Circus Scene) -  JESPERS

Scène de Cirque (Circus Scene)
FLORIS JESPERS
Belgian, (1889-1965)
Etching, 1930, Carpentier-Lebeer 33, edition 100. 11 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. Signed in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. Jespers is one of the preeminent Belgian avant garde, modernist printmakers of the 1920s-1930s. He was good friends with the poet Paul van Ostaijen and contributed to the publications Ca Ira, Le Centaure and Sélection, among others. His produced several outstanding clown images during this period and collectively they represent a dynamic chapter in the development of modern Belgian printmaking.
$1,800

Clown à la Fleur de Lis (Clown With a Fleur de Lis) -  JESPERS

Clown à la Fleur de Lis (Clown With a Fleur de Lis)
FLORIS JESPERS
Belgian, (1889-1965)
Etching, 1928, Carpentier-Lebeer 40, edition 100. 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. Technically superb, Jespers' etchings are subtle and understated. The quality of his draughtsmanship is really quite stunning and he might be best described as a poetic expressionist.
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