Dutch & Belgian Prints

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Dance of Death XXVI, Art & Science -  DELHEZ

Dance of Death XXVI, Art & Science
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, 1946, small edition. 11 7/8 x 9 in. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. Inscribed "epreuve d'artiste."
$1,200

Portrait of the Artist as Ulenspiegel -  DELHEZ

Portrait of the Artist as Ulenspiegel
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, undated, Small edition. 12 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed "epreuve d'artiste." The character "Thyl Ulenspiegel" is well-known in Flemish folklore. He is a person who tells the truth in the form of a joke, holding a mirror to the people. The first appearance of Ulenspiegel has its origins in the Middle Ages. But the most famous one is the 19th century novel by Charles de Coster, written in French, a book that was considered revolutionary at the time. Ulenspiegel is, in this book, a young Protestant fighting the Spanish rulers and the Roman Catholic Church. This was a favorite book of the artist. Telling the "truth" in a hidden form pleased Delhez very much.
$850

Dance of Death XXX, Self Portrait -  DELHEZ

Dance of Death XXX, Self Portrait
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, 1948, small edition. 12 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed "epreuve d'artiste." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins.
$850

Dance of Death XXVIII, The Seventh Veil -  DELHEZ

Dance of Death XXVIII, The Seventh Veil
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, 1949, small edition. 12 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed "epreuve d'artiste." A fine impression in fine condition. Breughel and film making converge in a bizarre vision of sex and relationships. Sigmund Freud is present in the crowded set.
$850

Three Virtues (Drie Deugend) -  DELHEZ

Three Virtues (Drie Deugend)
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving , 1943, Breda catalogue # 490, edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 9 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "épeuve d'artiste." This is is a fine impression with full margins. The paper is a cream colored wove which is typically what Delhez printed on. His editions were always very small and each impression is usually inscribed as an artists proof. This early work from his Danse Macabre series, also called Dodendans, is exemplary of Delhez's interest in humor and the macabre. This is his version of the Chinese proverb, "Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak no Evil."
$850

Stone Series # 3 (Steen 3) -  DELHEZ

Stone Series # 3 (Steen 3)
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, 1944-45, Breda catalogue 612, small edition. 15 5/8 x 12 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "epreuve d'artiste." This is a very fine impression with the details printing clearly. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This series of blockprints by Delhez is a tribute to his friend, the Latin American sculptor Lorenzo Dominquez (1901-1963). In dramatic fashion, this print is a meditation on the relationship of the graphic arts to other art forms, most notably, sculpture and architecture. The sculptor and his wife are in the lower left, the engraver is also there in the foreground on the right, looking left. This is a tour de force of engraving and a great example of Delhez's work. We have many other prints and welcome your inquiry.
$1,250

The Seventh Veil (De Zevende Sluier) -  DELHEZ

The Seventh Veil (De Zevende Sluier)
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, 1949, small edition. 11 7/8 x 9 in. Signed in the block with the monogram. Signed and titled in pencil and inscribed, "épreuve d'artiste." This is a fine, dramatic impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is plate XXVIII from Delhez's Danse Macabre series. Essentially, it's a study in psychoanalysis with a woman on a table and the doctor behind her. Delhez was fascinated by film and cinematography and this complex, bizarre vision reflects this interest.
$850

Steen II (Stone Series II) -  DELHEZ

Steen II (Stone Series II)
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, 1944-1945, Breda catalogue 608, edition unknown. 15 5/8 x 12 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed "épreuve d'artiste." This is a fine impression in very good condition. The margins are full. The description in the Breda catalogue describes this image as "modern moederschap," or, modern motherhood. Delhez's Steen series was dedicated to Lorenzo Domínguez (1901-1963), the Latin American sculptor who was a friend of the artist.
$1,250

Angel Hovering over a Town with two Levels and many Bridges (Engel Boven tweeplannige Stad met veel Viadukten) (Steen IV) -  DELHEZ

Angel Hovering over a Town with two Levels and many Bridges (Engel Boven tweeplannige Stad met veel Viadukten) (Steen IV)
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, 1945, Breda catalogue 619, edition unknown. 15 5/8 x 13 in. Signed and titled in pencil; also inscribed, "épreuve d'artiste." This is a superb impression of this tour de force of wood engraving. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This print combines architectural fantasy work, which Delhez mastered in the series "Architecture and Nostalgia," with his interest in the two dimensional sculpted figure. He was a visionary in both his combination of subjects and his ability to transform the medium into something beyond the skills of his contemporaries.
$1,400

Looking Back Wandering Star (Terugziende Dwaalster) (Steen IV) -  DELHEZ

Looking Back Wandering Star (Terugziende Dwaalster) (Steen IV)
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, 1944-45, Breda catalogue 613, edition unknown. 15 5/8 x 12 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil and inscribed "épreuve d'artiste. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is one of Delhez's most respected and memorable prints. As with the other works from his celebrated Steen (Piedra) series, a two dimensional medium, wood engraving, is used to convey a sculptural, three dimensional image in an imaginary landscape. The Breda catalogue raisonné does not provide any details regarding the meaning of this print. So often, the iconography of his work is obscure, complex and sometimes quite humorous. His prints often defy explanation in a surrealist kind of way and that may be the case here. This print is illustrated in Eugene Rouir's classic survey on modern Belgian printmaking, 150 Ans de Gravure en Belge (1980).
$1,500

Partijganger (Partisan) -  DELHEZ

Partijganger (Partisan)
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1901-1985)
Wood engraving, 1948, Breda catalogue 496, edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This compelling image is Plate 23 from the series "Danse Macabre." Dehlez again presents himself as both artist and thinker. On the left we see the artist's strong Christian faith being represented and and the right shows symbols of fascism, money (greed), lust and even freemasonry. One translation of the title is "fanatic adept."
$900

In Den Avond ('In the Evening') -  DERKINDEREN

In Den Avond ('In the Evening')
ANTONIUS ANTONIUS JOHANNES DERKINDEREN
Dutch, (1859-1925)
Lithograph, 1897, edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 19 1/8 in. Initialed on the stone and signed with a printed signature lower right. This is a fine impression (a proof?) with margins in very good condition. Ex-collection: Ph.J(ansen) (Not in Lugt). An outstanding example of late 19th century Dutch art nouveau symbolist design. Reference: Noordbrabants Museum catalogue page 110 (# 58). This image symbolizes old age and impending death. There are the angels of the last judgement on each side of the seated figures (or guardian angels) and zodiac symbols galore. The symbol of fire and the sword relate to the image of the Mercurius Cross depicted in the center. Derkinderen was also a muralist and he did some stained glass work. His prints are not so common. (This print also appeared in a larger edition as a supplement to De Kroniek, with a centerfold and small printed text at top.)
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Lilies -  DERKZEN VAN ANGEREN

Lilies
ANTOON DERKZEN VAN ANGEREN
Dutch, (1878-1961)
Etching, 1905, edition unknown. 12 x 12 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A fine impression with wide margins. Old hinges showing at top edge of sheet, recto and verso. Ex-collection: Wilbrink Hoitsema (Lugt 2625).
$500

Two skulls and a Book (Memento Mori) -  DERKZEN VAN ANGEREN

Two skulls and a Book (Memento Mori)
ANTOON DERKZEN VAN ANGEREN
Dutch, (1878-1961)
Etching, 1909, edition at least 12. 13 x15 1/2 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed, dated and numbered ("12") in pencil. This is a superb impression of this large, exquisitely detailed work. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. He started out as a decorator of Delft pottery and ultimately taught printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam from 1917-1943. He moved to Canada after the war and lived there the rest of his life. His etchings are discussed on pages 172-173 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley.
SOLD

Sunflowers -  DIEPERINK

Sunflowers
HERMAN. B. DIEPERINK
Dutch, (1887-1957)
Lithograph, 1943, small edition; this a proof impression and so inscribed. 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. A masterful lithographer, Dieperink specialized in nature studies.
$400

Two Leopards and a Snake -  DIEPERINK

Two Leopards and a Snake
HERMAN. B. DIEPERINK
Dutch, (1887-1957)
Lithograph, circa 1930, edition unknown. 6 x 15 3/4 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is quite good apart from slight soiling here and there in the margins. Dieperink was a gifted lithographer and ran a lithographic studio in Amsterdam. He studied with B.W. Wierink.
$650

De Zichter  (Harvester) -  DIJKSTRA

De Zichter (Harvester)
JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Dutch, (1896-1978)
Woodcut, 1924-25, edition unknown. 28 3/4 x 20 1/2 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "handdruck." A fine impression in very good condition. There are a few small printing creases showing mostly in the wide margins. The block for this large work was cut in 1924-25 and very few impressions were taken. This is from the second printing in 1957-58 with the addition of "handdruk" in pencil. Some later impressions are known which were printed on thin paper and without the added inscription. Dijkstra was a founding member of the Groningen art society known as "De Ploeg." This Dutch expressionist movement was inspired by Kirchner among others.
$4,500

Street Scene with Lady in a Hat -  DIJKSTRA

Street Scene with Lady in a Hat
JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Dutch, (1896-1978)
Woodcut, circa 1925-27, edition unknown but quite small. 20 1/2 x 15 in. Signed in pencil lower right and inscribed 'epreuve," lower left. This is a superb, early impression printed on tan paper. The margins are substantial and the condition is fine. Dijkstra was a founding member of the Dutch expressionist movement known as "De Ploeg," (The Plow) which was established in Groningen in 1918. Indeed, expressionism was international. Dijkstra, along with Jan Wiegers, Jan Altink and others, were keenly aware of the German contingent of the expressionist movement and Wiegers became very close friends with Kirchner while he was living in Davos, Switzerland. Dutch expressionism is often overlooked but it represents an integral part of early 20th century Dutch artistic heritage. The Groninger Museum today possesses a large collection of prints, drawings and paintings by these artists. This is an exceptional and rare woodcut certainly printed in a very small edition. Dijkstra's best work, as seen here, clearly reflects the influence of Kirchner but also shows an artist with his own compelling vision. De Ploeg prints were printed in small editions due to the rather limited audience at the time.
$6,500

Nightclub Scene -  DOM

Nightclub Scene
POL DOM
Dutch, (b. 1885)
Linoleum cut, circa 1930, edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 10 in. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Dom was a fine painter as well as a graphic artist. He spent time working in Belgium as well as Holland. His work is well represented in the Gemeentemuseum in the Hague. This is probably his best known block print.
$900

Bos V -  DONKER

Bos V
CHARLES DONKER
Dutch, (b. 1940)
Etching, 1995, edition probably about 25. This is a proof impression and is so inscribed. 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression printed with tone. Full margins. Fine condition.
$750

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