Dutch & Belgian Prints

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The Shell Fisherman (De Schelpenvisser) -  TOOROP

The Shell Fisherman (De Schelpenvisser)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Drypoint, 1902, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 64, edition unknown. 7 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in ink lower right below the image. This is a superb, exceptional impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Done in Katwijk aan Zee, during the artist's second stay there, this print is illustrated and discussed at length in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley, pages 180-181. The Rijksmuseum catalogue lists only one state which is this, the finished state, but an earlier state is known to exist. (Our impression is printed on an exceptionally large sheet of cream Japanese paper, 19 x 13 3/4"). This stellar impression is a duplicate from the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and bears their stamp verso (Lugt 700a).
ON HOLD

In the Studio (In t' Atelier) -  TOOROP

In the Studio (In t' Atelier)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Drypoint, 1901, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 59b), edition unknown. 5 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this very rare print. The margins are wide and appear to be full. The condition is fine apart from some rubbing on the verso of sheet. According to Cliff Ackley in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014), page 193, ""The depicted artist, who was also a pianist, is identified as Riet van Houten by the 'RH' initials in the plate at the lower left." Provenance: Kunsthandel Borzo, 's-Hertogenbosch (with their label).
$7,500

La Procession à Watermael -  TYTGAT

La Procession à Watermael
EDGARD TYTGAT
Belgian, (1879-1957)
Woodcut, 1919, Taillaert 41 (planche 1); edition 60 (50?) in black and white. 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. Signed, dated (1921) and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good overall other than occasional subtle spots of foxing and there's a printing crease in the upper left margin, apart from the image. This print is from his celebrated series, "Carrousels et Baraques" which was created in London in 1919. This is one of 50(60?) black and white impressions printed in 1925. (There were color editions as well.) Tytgat's style is both expressionist and charmingingly naive. He was interested in "scènes quotidiennes", popular tales, the circus and the the Flemish kermesse. He was a unique and gifted artist working as a painter and printmaker and the fine, early impressions of his prints are hard to find.
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Merry-go-Round -  TYTGAT

Merry-go-Round
EDGARD TYTGAT
Belgian, (1879-1957)
Woodcut and linoleum cut printed in colors, 1918-1919, Taillaert 40 (planche 3), edition 45. 6 1/4 x 8 1/16 in. Signed, numbered and inscribed in pencil,"1er essai," and "épreuve d'artiste, Edgard Tytgat, London 1918." This is a superb, early impression with the text, before the later printings when the colors are not as vibrant and not as richly inked. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. "Carrousels and Baraques" is Tytgat's best known series of prints and this set of six works was extremely popular. There were multiple editions as well as impressions in black and white and in single colors. This superb impression is from the collection of Auguste Taevernier (1895-1976), (Lugt 3334) who was the author of a catalogue raisonné of James Ensor.
$2,400

Caravans -  TYTGAT

Caravans
EDGARD TYTGAT
Belgian, (1879-1957)
Woodcut and linoleum cut printed in colors, 1919, Taillaert 40, planche 6; edition 60. 6 x 8 in. Signed, dated "1925" and numbered in pencil. This is an exceptional impression printed on thin Japanese paper with the printed title just below the image. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There a few soft wrinkles in the lower left corner of the margins.) This is one of six plates from Tytgat's most famous series, "Carrousels et Barques." This is the first edition of this print with later printings done unnumbered and in black and white only. Tytgat's style is both expressionist and charmingly naive. He was interested in "scènes quotidiennes," popular tales, the circus and the tradition of the Flemish kermesse. This impression is from the collection of Auguste Taevernier (1895-1976), (Lugt 3334), who was the author of a catalogue raisonné of James Ensor prints.
$2,200

The Three Shells II -  VAN DOBBENBURGH

The Three Shells II
AART VAN DOBBENBURGH
Dutch, (1899-1988)
Lithograph, 1954, edition probably 20-35. 10 1/2 x 14 5/8 in. Signed on the stone and signed, dated and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins.
$500

Aquarium -  VAN DOBBENBURGH

Aquarium
AART VAN DOBBENBURGH
Dutch, (1899-1988)
Lithograph, 1941, edition probably 50. 13 5/8 x 20 in. Signed and dated on the stone and signed, titled and dated in pencil. A fine impre ssion with full margins. Occasional soft creases evident on the verso. A major print.
$650

Five Kittens -  VAN DOBBENBURGH

Five Kittens
AART VAN DOBBENBURGH
Dutch, (1899-1988)
Lithograph, 1962, edition probably about 50. 10 1/2 x 15 in. Signed and dated on the stone and signed and titled in pencil. This fine impression is printed on medium wove paper. The condition is also fine. Dobbenburgh excelled in lithography and his skills as a draughtsman are always evident.
$475

Appelvink (Apple Finch) -  VAN DOBBENBURGH

Appelvink (Apple Finch)
AART VAN DOBBENBURGH
Dutch, (1899-1988)
Lithograph, 1945, edition 30. 13 3/4 x 11 in. Signed and dated on the stone; signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a light gray chine applique. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than a random few specks of foxing showing in the support sheet.
$575

Improvization I -  VAN DOOREN

Improvization I
EDMOND VAN DOOREN
Belgian, (1896-1965)
Linocut, 1920-21, small edition (perhaps 50 impressions). 10 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. Van Dooren's importance as part of the Belgian avant-garde cannot be underestimated. This work was published by the Antwerp circle of artists known as Het Overzicht (The Overview) of which Jozef Peeters and Michel Seuphor were members. They also published works by Karel Maes. van Doesburg (De Stijl) was a prominent influence. This potent image represents the best work of the artist.
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Improvization II -  VAN DOOREN

Improvization II
EDMOND VAN DOOREN
Belgian, (1896-1965)
Linocut, 1920-21, small edition (probably 50 impressions). 9 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This is one of eight linocuts by van Dooren published by Het Overzicht in Antwerp. These works are all quite rare today.
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Sneeuw, Veere (Snow, Veere, Holland) -  VAN GELDER

Sneeuw, Veere (Snow, Veere, Holland)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Lithograph, 1941, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder L66; edition unknown. 17 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This exquisite and beautifully drawn lithograph was published by VAEVO "de Vereeniging tot Bevordering van het Aesthetisch Element in het Voortgezet Onderwijs, voor schoolversiering" (the Society for Promotion of the Aesthetic Element in Secondary Education). Van Gelder's interest in lithography occupied the early part of his career and this is the last one described in the raisonne.
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Bloeiende Boomgaard, Taormina (Flowering Orchard, Taormina) -  VAN GELDER

Bloeiende Boomgaard, Taormina (Flowering Orchard, Taormina)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Etching, 1955-56, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder E74 (ii/II); edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil within the image, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is one of several stellar prints van Gelder made based on travels in Sicily.
$1,000

Bergkloof bij Taormina (Gorge near Taorimina) -  VAN GELDER

Bergkloof bij Taormina (Gorge near Taorimina)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Etching, 1975, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder E129 (ii/II); edition unknown. 11 1/2 x 12 3/16 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a soft crease in the upper margin.) This is a superb example of his work. Van Gelder first visited Sicily in the late 1920s and it continued to inspire him years later. Early drawings were often the basis for later etchings.
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Bosbeek met Schermbloemen (Forest Brook with Umbellifers) -  VAN GELDER

Bosbeek met Schermbloemen (Forest Brook with Umbellifers)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Etching, 1934-1943, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder E48 (ii/III); edition unknown. 6 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in the plate along the bottom at left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This exquisite, Bresdin-like etching shows van Gelder's great command of the medium. He was a keen observer of the natural world and he achieved a vision all his own. The detail in this print is quite amazing.
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Weegbree (Plantain) -  VAN GELDER

Weegbree (Plantain)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Etching, 1974-1985, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder E127.5 (iii/III); edition unknown. 7 13/16 x 11 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed with tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Dureresque in detail, this exquisite study of weeds is a fine example of van Gelder's later work.
$750

Winter, Dode vogel en takken, (Dead Bird Among the Branches) -  VAN GELDER

Winter, Dode vogel en takken, (Dead Bird Among the Branches)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Etching, 1978, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder E131 (ii/III); edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 13 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil by the artist's daughter, lower left. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Rendered with great precision, this intricate etching shows the artist as a great observer of the natural world.
$850

Dierenschedels op Grasgrond (Animal Skulls in the Meadow) -  VAN GELDER

Dierenschedels op Grasgrond (Animal Skulls in the Meadow)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Wood engraving, 1947, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder H176; edition 150. 5 1/2 x 7 in. Initialed and dated in the block and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a very fine, crisp impression printed on off-white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a soft crease in the left margin. Van Gelder was inspired by an exhibition of English wood engravings which he saw in The Hague in 1937. This was his primary printmaking technique until the early 1950s.
$500

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.
SOLD

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