Dutch & Belgian Prints

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Young Tawny Owl (Jonge Bosuil) -  DONKER

Young Tawny Owl (Jonge Bosuil)
CHARLES DONKER
Dutch, (b. 1940)
Etching, 1976, Rijksmuseum CD75-11, edition 50, then a second edition of 75. 9 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone from the second edition of 75 impressions. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This popular print was featured as the cover illustration for the book, Charles Donker, Etser (2002), by Eddy de Jongh and Peter Schatborn. The book was published in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition of his prints at the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam.
SOLD

Tawny Owl (Bosuil) -  DONKER

Tawny Owl (Bosuil)
CHARLES DONKER
Dutch, (b. 1940)
Etching, 1976, Rijksmuseum CD75-13, edition 20 (?) plus a few proofs. 6 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "pr" for proof. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The tawny owl is a stocky, medium-sized owl found in woodlands across much of Europe and Asia. These This and other etchings by Donker are sensitively rendered and further demonstrate his command of the etching medium.
SOLD

Appelboomen aan den Slootkant (Appletrees Along the Side of a Ditch) -  DUPONT

Appelboomen aan den Slootkant (Appletrees Along the Side of a Ditch)
PIETER DUPONT
Dutch, (1870-1911)
Etching, 1894, Dupont 11, edition 100. 11 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed,dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are wide. The condition is fine apart from a tiny, subtle discoloration spot to the left of the platemark. This outstanding early impressionist work by Dupont exemplifies his early skills as a etcher and draughtsman. This work was published by van Wisselingh, Amsterdam, who also published the etchings of Willem Witsen, M.A.J. Bauer and others. Dupont later mastered the art of engraving with horses becoming a favorite choice of subjects.
SOLD

Haystacks along a Towpath (Hooischelven aan het Jaagpad) -  DUPONT

Haystacks along a Towpath (Hooischelven aan het Jaagpad)
PIETER DUPONT
Dutch, (1870-1911)
Etching, 1895, Dupont 38, edition 100. 8 x 13 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a large sheet of cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Dupont's etchings were largely published by E.J. van Wisselingh, Amsterdam, who also published the work of Witsen and Bauer. This fine, early etching shows the Rijksmuseum in the distance at right. Dupont's work is discussed in the recent publication, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau, (2014) by Cliff Ackley, pages 168-171.
$1,250

Appelboomen aan den Slootkant (Apple trees along the side of a Ditch) -  DUPONT

Appelboomen aan den Slootkant (Apple trees along the side of a Ditch)
PIETER DUPONT
Dutch, (1870-1911)
Etching, 1894, Dupont 11, edition 100. 11 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. It's a very nice impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This outstanding early impressionist work by Dupont exemplifies his early skills as a etcher and draughtsman. This work was published by van Wisselingh, Amsterdam, who also published the etchings of Willem Witsen, M.A.J. Bauer and others. Dupont later mastered the art of engraving, with horses becoming a favorite choice of subjects.
SOLD

Family -  EEKMAN

Family
NICOLAS (NICO) EEKMAN
Belgian, (1889-1973)
Woodcut, circa 1925-30, edition unknown but probably small. 10 1/8 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in pencil lower right. This fine impression is printed on a thin Japanese paper. The margins are narrow (about 1/2" all around). The condition is fine. Eekman developed his own expressionist woodcut style with an emphasis on the figurative. His work can be found in many museum collections.
$500

Dance of Death in Seven Tempos (Dood- Dans in Zeven Tempos) -  EEKMAN

Dance of Death in Seven Tempos (Dood- Dans in Zeven Tempos)
NICOLAS (NICO) EEKMAN
Belgian, (1889-1973)
Woodcuts, 1924, edition 200. each woodcut 10 3/4 x 6. Signed in red ink with the artist's monogram on the left and signed in pencil, lower right. This set of seven woodcuts (plus title page) consists of fine, uniform impressions in very good condition. The margins are full as issued. This masterful Belgian expressionist work is printed on one sheet of Toshi paper and presented in an accordian fold, with the original presentation wrapper. Eekman was born in Brussels and settled in Paris in 1920. He exhibited widely in Europe and was quite friendly with Mondrian and Signac. He was very active as a painter and woodblock artist and also showed his prints in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Toronto and Chicago. (There's a wonderful web site which has been organized by the artist's daughter, Luce: nicolaseekman.com.) As seen in the work of Henri van Straten, Victor Delhez and Nicolas Eekman, among others, a macabre and thoroughly captivating sense of humor often pervades Belgian aesthetics during the 1920s and 1930s. James Ensor is best known and certainly an early inspiration, but there were many other printmakers whose work stands out. This is particulary evident in the woodcut medium and Eekman's version of "danse macabre" is exemplary.
$1,750

Man Planting in a Garden -  EEKMAN

Man Planting in a Garden
NICOLAS (NICO) EEKMAN
Belgian, (1889-1973)
Woodcut, 1920s, edition 96. 7 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Also, this impression has the artist's red ink monogram in the lower left corner. Here we have a superb, rich impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is very good other than traces of old adhesive in the four margin corners, verso, from an early mount.
$700

Hop-Frog's Revenge (La Vengeance de Hop-Frog) -  ENSOR

Hop-Frog's Revenge (La Vengeance de Hop-Frog)
JAMES ENSOR
Belgian, (1860-1949)
Etching, 1898, Taevernier 112 (ii/II), edition unknown. 14 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Titled in pencil, lower left, and with an extensive pencil dedication below at left. This is a superb impression printed on cream-colored Japanese paper. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is fine apart from a couple of minor spots in the upper left corner margin well away from the image. This large and important work relates to a short story by Edgar Allan Poe in which the dwarf, Hop-Frog, is the king's jester and takes his revenge on the king and his ministers for a wrong done to his friend, Tripetta. The print is dedicated in pencil, "Pour Madame Steyns, pour ses yeux d'agrément, ses pommettes roses et d'api, et son esprit charmant et de Gand, J. Ensor." (For Miss Steyns, for her pleasant eyes, her pink cheekbones and flush/crisp, and her charming spirit and of Ghent.) "d'api" refers to "pomme d'api" and it's a play on the word "pommettes". It's a reference to a kind of apple that's crisp and flush. As for the rhyme of "charmant" and "Gand," it's probably meant to be cute, as in: she's got charming spirit and she is also from Ghent. The idea here is this is meant to a clever, flirtatious rhyme; not 100% coherent. This dedication is to Elsa Steyns but we have not yet turned up any information about her.
SOLD

The Scavenger (Le Vidangeur) -  ENSOR

The Scavenger (Le Vidangeur)
JAMES ENSOR
Belgian, (1860-1949)
Etching, 1896, Taevernier 106, Croquez 105; only state. 4 3/16 x 3 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and dated in pencil. Countersigned on the verso and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with light plate tone on a cream simili Japon paper. The condition is fine apart from three minor scuff marks in the margins, well away from the image. The margins are probably full measuring about 3 inches on all sides. This engaging little print reminds us of Rembrandt's many studies of beggars.
SOLD

Groenburgwal, Amsterdam -  EVERBAG

Groenburgwal, Amsterdam
FRANS EVERBAG
Dutch, (1877-1947)
Mezzotint printed in colors, circa 1918, Vervoorn 13, edition unknown. 10 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a very good impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. There are two skilfully repaired splits along the platemark, top and bottom. There are also a few subtle printing creases in the image, mostly in the sky at right. This superbly crafted, Vermeer-like image is a tribute to Everbag's virtuosity in a variety of intaglio printmaking methods. He's best known for his color etchings.
$900

Sweet William in a Blue and White Chinese Pot -  EVERBAG

Sweet William in a Blue and White Chinese Pot
FRANS EVERBAG
Dutch, (1877-1947)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1932, Vervoorn 102, edition unknown. 8 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. Signed and numbered ("21") in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is very good part from some traces of staining in the margins, not affecting the image. The Vervoorn catalogue lists about forty floral prints by Everbag. He was particularly fond of Chinese porcelain as it appears in many of these prints.
SOLD

White Peacock on a Magnolia Branch (Witte Pauw op een Magnoliatak) -  EVERBAG

White Peacock on a Magnolia Branch (Witte Pauw op een Magnoliatak)
FRANS EVERBAG
Dutch, (1877-1947)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, circa 1930, Vervoorn 128, edition 150. 23 3/8 x 15 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Also signed again in pencil in the image, lower right. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on sturdy wove paper. the margins are full and the condition is very good. This is Everbag's most famous print and it's featured on the cover of the catalogue raisonné. He's arguably the finest Dutch etcher who worked with printed colors during the first half of the 20th century. Everbag's art is decorative yet highly refined and he consistently demonstrates a keen sense of color and composition. This is a rare print today and it's the first time we have ever offered an impression for sale.
SOLD

Pothuis met Sneeuw, Herengracht hoek Korsjespoortsteep te Amsterdam -  EVERBAG

Pothuis met Sneeuw, Herengracht hoek Korsjespoortsteep te Amsterdam
FRANS EVERBAG
Dutch, (1877-1947)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, circa 1920-30, Vervoorn 48, edition probably 50. 14 5/8 x 12 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Also, inscribed "épreuve d'artiste." Here we have a fine impression printed on sturdy cream paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for slight toning along an old mat opening. A catalogue raisonné was published in conjunction with a retrospective in 1988 at the Museum Kempenland.
$1,500

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

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