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Compositie (Stilleven) Composition (Still Life) -  VAN HEEMSKERCK

Compositie (Stilleven) Composition (Still Life)
JACOBA VAN HEEMSKERCK
Dutch, (1876-1923)
Woodcut, 1916, Huussen/van Paaschen-Louwerse 313, edition probably 30. 8 x 11 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. A superb impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There is slight, subtle foxing showing in the margins and minor wrinkles in the margins from the printing process.) Van Heemskerck produced a remarkable series of woodcuts dating from about 1915-1921. This avant garde work was certainly out of the mainstream of Dutch aesthetics at the time and she was influenced by Mondrian and the writings of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). She exhibited regularly in Germany through her connections with Herwarth Walden and Galerie der Sturm (Berlin) and her work was greatly admired there and acquired by collectors. Van Heemskerck also excelled in stained glass and received many commissions for this work. Impressions of this print are located in the Rijksprentenkabinet and the Stedelijk.
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Composition (Compositie) -  VAN HEEMSKERCK

Composition (Compositie)
JACOBA VAN HEEMSKERCK
Dutch, (1876-1923)
Woodcut, circa 1915-1916, Not listed in Hussen / van Paaschen-Louwerse, edition probably about 30 impressions. 6 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Van Heemskerck produced a remarkable series of woodcuts dating from about 1915-1921. This avant garde work was certainly out of the mainstream of Dutch aesthetics at the time and she was influenced by Mondrian and the writings of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). She exhibited regularly in Germany through her connections with Herwarth Walden and Galerie der Sturm (Berlin) and her work was greatly admired there and acquired by collectors. Van Heemskerck also excelled in stained glass and received many commissions for this work.
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High in the Pyrenees Mountains (Hautes Pyrenees, bergenlandschap) -  VAN ROGGEN

High in the Pyrenees Mountains (Hautes Pyrenees, bergenlandschap)
JOHANNES GRAADT VAN ROGGEN
Dutch, (1867-1959)
Woodcut, 1922, Nijmeegs Museum catalogue E19, edition unknown. 15 x 19 1/2 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram, lower left. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on tissue-thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's soft creasing here and there as a result of the printing process.) Graadt van Roggen was an etcher and woodcut artist and his best work, as shown here, is decidedly expressionist in nature. A few of his woodcuts were printed in color. He lived and worked in Bergen and he was a deaf from an early age. Ex-collection: Nijmeegs Museum, Holland.
$850

Le Garde-Champetre -  VAN STRATEN

Le Garde-Champetre
HENRI VAN STRATEN
Belgian, (1892-1944)
Woodcut, 1937, Raskin 106; edition 65. 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the block and signed in pencil. This is a fine, dark impression on Japanese paper. Wide margins. Van Straten studied in Antwerp and was influenced by Masereel and Dufy. He's one of the preeminent Belgian expressionist printmakers from the 1930s.
$2,000

The Navigator (De Zeevaarder) -  VAN STRATEN

The Navigator (De Zeevaarder)
HENRI VAN STRATEN
Belgian, (1892-1944)
Linoleum cut, 1931, Raskin 79, edition 25. 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression on thick, fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. This is an artist's proof apart from the edition of 25. The block for this print and two working drawings are in the Prentenkabinet, Antwerp.
$3,500

La Tentation de Saint-Antoine (The Temptation of Saint Anthony) -  VAN STRATEN

La Tentation de Saint-Antoine (The Temptation of Saint Anthony)
HENRI VAN STRATEN
Belgian, (1892-1944)
Suite of eight linocuts, 1921, Raskin page 120, edition 220. Each print measures about 8 x 4 1/2 in. Each print is signed in pencil with the artist's initials. The impressions are all fine and the condition is excellent. This early, expressionist effort by van Straten shows the influence of German printmaking as well as the work of Frans Masereel. This fine set was published by Lumiere, Antwerp. Provenance: private collection, Antwerp.
$2,000

La Dormeuse (The Sleeper) -  VAN STRATEN

La Dormeuse (The Sleeper)
HENRI VAN STRATEN
Belgian, (1892-1944)
Suite of seven linocuts, 1921, Raskin page 122, edition 220. Each print measures about 6 x 5 in. Signed on the title page in pencil. These are fine impressions in fine condition with full margins. Inspired by the poem "The Sleeper" by Edgar Allen Poe (1831), La Dormeuse was one of van Straten's early block books and this particular effort won him the Lumière graphic art prize. Provenance: private collection, Antwerp.
$1,800

Meisje van de Far West (Young Lady of the Far West) -  VAN STRATEN

Meisje van de Far West (Young Lady of the Far West)
HENRI VAN STRATEN
Belgian, (1892-1944)
Linoleum cut, 1932, Raskin 82, edition 25. 11 x 7 1/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed "no.4" in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream, fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from an occasional foxing(?) specks in the margins only. Van Straten examined a wide range of subjects; nightclub scenes, immigrants and the less fortunate, sailors, and erotica. He was often humorous in his outlook and this particular print is his 1930s view of Hollywood as seen though the eyes of a European.
$2,500

Nuremberg, Germany -  VELDHEER

Nuremberg, Germany
J. G. VELDHEER
Dutch, (1866-1954)
Wood engraving, circa 1900-10, edition unknown. 12 5/8 x 7 in. Signed in the block and signed in pencil. A fine impression in very good condition. The margins are wide and probably full. (There's a very faint suggestion of foxing here and there.) Published by S.L. van Looy, Amsterdam. Veldheer produced a series of highly detailed wood engravings based on his German travels.
$500

Portrait of Theo van Hoytema -  VELDHEER

Portrait of Theo van Hoytema
J. G. VELDHEER
Dutch, (1866-1954)
Wood engraving (woodcut?), circa 1913, small edition. 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "proefdruk." This is a fine impression of an uncommon print. This is the full, untrimmed sheet with a deckle edge all around. The condition is fine other than minor paper imperfections, one in the blank area at left, and an old fold in the lower margin. This important portrait is illustrated on page 16 of Theo van Hoytema 1863-1917, the 1999 exhibition catalogue for the Drents Museum/Gemeentemuseum show about the artist. An impression of this work is located in the Rijksmuseum collection.
$900

Flamingos -  VERSTIJNEN

Flamingos
HENRI VERSTIJNEN
Dutch, (1882-1940)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1931, edition unknown. 19 3/8 x 13 5/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed and titled in pencil. A superb impression of this rare print. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. (There's a small repair to the upper right margin corner.) Verstijnen started out as a glass and ceramic designer in Gouda and then Maastricht. He later established himself in the Hague (1918) at the Pulchri Studio and with "Haagse Kunstkring" and specialized in printmaking and paintings of floral and animal subjects. An important retrospective exhibition was held in 2006-07 at the Drents Museum and also at the Museum Mestag, both in Holland. His large woodcuts are exceptional and also quite rare. Flamingos was printed from four blocks and is so inscribed.
$2,200

Silver Heron with Lotus (Zilverreiger met Lotus) -  VERSTIJNEN

Silver Heron with Lotus (Zilverreiger met Lotus)
HENRI VERSTIJNEN
Dutch, (1882-1940)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1931, edition unknown. 19 3/4 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There are traces of old hinges at the four margin corners.) Verstijnen started out as a glass and ceramic designer in Gouda and then Maastricht. He later established himself in the Hague (1918) at the Pulchri Studio and with "Haagse Kunstkring" and specialized in printmaking and paintings of floral and animal subjects. An important retrospective exhibition was held in 2006-07 at the Drents Museum and also at the Museum Mestag, both in Holland. His large woodcuts are exceptional and also quite rare. The Silver Heron was printed from four blocks and is so inscribed.
$2,200

The Bather -  VETTINIER

The Bather
JEAN BAPTISTE VETTINIER
French, (1871-1935)
Woodcut, 1926, edition 160. 8 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the monogram and signed in pencil lower right. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This print was published in conjunction with the Societe de la Gravure sur Bois Originale, Paris. (See Lugt 1140a)
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Menu for the  -  VIBERT

Menu for the
PIERRE EUGENE VIBERT
French, (1875-1937)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1909, edition 50. 7 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed in pencil. A fine impression on Japanese paper. Fine condition. Full margins. With the stamp of L'Estampe Nouvelle (Lugt 886).
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Woman Arranging her Hair (Jeune Fille se Coiffant) -  VLAMINCK

Woman Arranging her Hair (Jeune Fille se Coiffant)
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK
French, (1876-1958)
Woodcut, 1906, Walterskirchen 3, edition 100. 12 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. Signed and numbered in blue pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japan paper with full margins. The condition is fine. There is only one early impression known which is now in the Kunstmuseum, Berne. This edition of 100 was printed in 1957 by Erkerpresse, St-Gall and published by Bodensee-Verlag, Amriswil, with the blindstamp in the lower left corner. This important, early work is exemplary of Vlaminck's woodcuts during his Fauvist period.
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Chrysanthemums -  VON BUDDENBROCK

Chrysanthemums
MARIANNE VON BUDDENBROCK
German, (early 20th century)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925, edition unknown. 10 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in very good condition. There's some ink staining in the margins which is the result of the printing process. The paper is thin Japanese and the margins are wide and probably full.
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A Midnight Dreary -  WATSON

A Midnight Dreary
ERNEST W. WATSON
American, (1884-1969)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1943, edition 200. 6 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on thin Japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This work was published by the Woodcut Society of Kansas City and we are including the original folder in which it was presented. The artist maintained a summer home in Monterey, MA.
$450

The Chess Players -  WIEGERS

The Chess Players
JAN WIEGERS
Dutch, (1893-1959)
Woodcut, circa 1925, edition unknown. 19 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on fairly thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is good. This large woodcut is illustrated on page 131 of the 2002 Groninger Museum retrospective catalog of Wiegers work, "De Ceremoniemeester Heeft Het Spel Laten Beginnen." This is a later printing from the block, probably done in the 1950s.
$2,500

Staalstraat, Amsterdam -  WOUTERS

Staalstraat, Amsterdam
WILM WOUTERS
Dutch, (1887-1957)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1932, edition unknown. 15 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. Signed lower right with a printed signature, "Wilm Wouters del. et sc." This is a fine impression in very good condition. (There's a soft crease in the lower margin.) This is a published state of a print probably produced as a series of charming views of the city of Amsterdam. (Vereeniging van Beeldende Kunsten 1932)
$550

The Pageant of April -  WRINCH

The Pageant of April
MARY WRINCH
Canadian, (1877-1969)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, 1933, Durham Art gallery page 22, edition unknown. 12 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression. The condition is very good apart from a repaired tear in the upper left corner margin, apart from the image. Wrinch is one of Canada's finest block print artists but she is not as well known as Walter Phillips, especially here in the U.S. She was born in England and moved to Ontario in 1885. She studied with G.A. Reid at the Ontario College of Art and they later became husband and wife. Wrinch began as a painter and began making linoleum cuts around 1928. Ultimately, she became best known for her prints and produced around forty different images. Florals and landscapes were her subjects and they were printed from multiple blocks in small editions, perhaps ten or twenty impressions. Her work has a distinctive arts and crafts look based on great design, color and execution. We are actively seeking to acquire her work and we hope to present more of her prints in the future.
$1,750

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