The Shell Fisherman (De Schelpenvisser) - JAN TOOROP
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).
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