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Five Angora Rabbits -  VAN HOYTEMA

Five Angora Rabbits
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
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

July -  VAN HOYTEMA

July
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
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

Two White Egrets (Twee Zilverreigers) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Two White Egrets (Twee Zilverreigers)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
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

May -  VAN HOYTEMA

May
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
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

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)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
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

Animal Studies (Dierstudies) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Animal Studies (Dierstudies)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithographs, 1898, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 84-90 (i/II); edition unknown. Each image is about 16 1/2 x 13 in. (sheet size 27 3/4 x 18 5/8 in.) Each print is signed on the stone and bears the printed number below in the lower right corner, 1-6. This is the very rare complete set of six lithographs plus the title page (which shows small, beautifully drawn lithographic vignettes relating to the six prints.) Published in a cloth-wrapped portfolio with leather spine, the cover is embossed with the title in a small art nouveau style vignette, upper right. The impressions are all fine and are printed on chine appliqué (except the frontispiece). The margins are full. The upper left corners of the sheets are slightly bent and the plates have assorted degrees of foxing in the support sheets only. This varies from sheet to sheet and is very typical of the prints we've had from this set over the years. This iconic series is often considered the high point of Hoytema's achievements in lithography. The two best know works; Five Angora Rabbits and Two White Egrets, are both printed with embossing. This complete set is from the collection of Simon Moulijn (1866-1948), also a well know Dutch lithographer (Lugt 1849a). (Each sheet bears his stamp in the lower right corner.) We have not seen a complete Dierstudies set for sale in about ten years.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Woodland Idyll (Bosidyelle) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Woodland Idyll (Bosidyelle)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph printed on chine applique, 1898, Rijksmuseum 80 (ii/II), edition unknown. 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed on the stone. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed in gray-green ink and the margins are probably full and untrimmed. 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. (We've seen a little ink color variation with this print over the years. In addition, there may have been a signed and numbered edition of possibly 100 and a second unsigned edition.)
$1,800

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.
SOLD

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

Early Mother Russia (La Petite Mere Russie) -  VAN STRATEN

Early Mother Russia (La Petite Mere Russie)
HENRI VAN STRATEN
Belgian, (1892-1944)
Linoleum cut, 1926, Raskin 74; edition 50. 10 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. Initialed in the block with the monogram and signed in pencil,lower right. This is a fine impression on cream wove paper in excellent condition. The margins are full. This impression was issued in La Gravure Originale Belge, Volume 3, 1929, in an edition of 50 impressions. There was also a separate edition of ten impressions. Van Straten, like Masereel, was a social commentator and many of his prints reflect upon the political and social environment between the wars.
$2,000

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
JACOBUS 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
JACOBUS 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

Large Tree -  VELDHEER

Large Tree
JACOBUS G. VELDHEER
Dutch, (1866-1954)
Woodcut, circa 1900-1910, edition unknown. 19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in. Signed in the block, lower right. Signed in pencil and also dedicated to fellow Dutch artist, Simon Moulijn in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper with full margins. The condition is quite good. Veldheer specialized in printmaking. He produced book designs, portraits, landscapes and some of his woodcuts were printed in colors. His work is illustrated and discussed in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley; see pages 208-209. He was influenced by Japanese printmaking and this topic is discussed in Japanese Invloed op Nederlandandse kunst, Imitatie et Inspiratie van 1650 tot heden (1991) published by the Rijksmuseum (Ch. van Rappard-Boon, et al.); pages 133-134.
SOLD

Two Birds in the Moonlight -  VERINGA

Two Birds in the Moonlight
JAN VERINGA
Dutch, (1907-1982)
Woodcut, undated (probably about 1935-40), edition unknown (perhaps 50). 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed in pencil lower right. Here we have a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are substantial but possibly trimmed. The condition is fine. Born in Haarlem, Veringa was a student of Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita and this influence is clearly shown in this lovely woodcut.
$550

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.
SOLD

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

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