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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

Street Singers -  WADSWORTH

Street Singers
EDWARD WADSWORTH
British, (1889-1949)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1914, Colnaghi 107, Greenwood W/D 10; from a very small edition. 5 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare print. The margins are most likely full with the sheet measuring 7 x 5 3/8 in. The condition is fine other than for subtle pressure marks below the image which we've seen in another impression. This is the quintessential British Vorticist image and in the words of Cliff Ackley, "Brief as it was, Vorticism was the first radically modern, inherently abstract British art movement. Not until the 1930s, with the work of artists suck as Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore, would pure abstraction again take the lead." (See page 20 of Rhythms of Modern Life, British Prints 1914-1939 (2008). Wadsworth went to Munich in 1906 to study engineering and there he attended the Knirr School of Art and learned how to make woodcuts. When he returned to England he studied at the Slade School and Bradford School of Art and became friends with Roger Fry and Percy Wyndham Lewis. He contributed to the Vorticist manifesto "Blast" and exhibited in the 1915 Vorticist Group exhibition. This iconic work appears in several books on the subject of modern British printmaking. Provenance: Scolar Fine Art, London.
PRICE ON REQUEST

A Midnight Dreary -  WATSON

A Midnight Dreary
ERNEST W. WATSON
American, (1884-1969)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1943, edition 200. 6 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on thin Japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This work was published by the Woodcut Society of Kansas City and we are including the original folder in which it was presented. The artist maintained a summer home in Monterey, MA.
SOLD

The Chess Players -  WIEGERS

The Chess Players
JAN WIEGERS
Dutch, (1893-1959)
Woodcut, circa 1925, edition unknown. 19 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on fairly thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is good. This large woodcut is illustrated on page 131 of the 2002 Groninger Museum retrospective catalog of Wiegers work, "De Ceremoniemeester Heeft Het Spel Laten Beginnen." This is a later printing from the block, probably done in the 1950s.
SOLD

Staalstraat, Amsterdam -  WOUTERS

Staalstraat, Amsterdam
WILM WOUTERS
Dutch, (1887-1957)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1932, edition unknown. 15 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. Signed lower right with a printed signature, "Wilm Wouters del. et sc." This is a fine impression in very good condition. (There's a soft crease in the lower margin.) This is a published state of a print probably produced as a series of charming views of the city of Amsterdam. (Vereeniging van Beeldende Kunsten 1932)
$550

The Pageant of April -  WRINCH

The Pageant of April
MARY WRINCH
Canadian, (1877-1969)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, 1933, Durham Art gallery page 22, edition unknown. 12 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression. The condition is very good apart from a repaired tear in the upper left corner margin, apart from the image. Wrinch is one of Canada's finest block print artists but she is not as well known as Walter Phillips, especially here in the U.S. She was born in England and moved to Ontario in 1885. She studied with G.A. Reid at the Ontario College of Art and they later became husband and wife. Wrinch began as a painter and began making linoleum cuts around 1928. Ultimately, she became best known for her prints and produced around forty different images. Florals and landscapes were her subjects and they were printed from multiple blocks in small editions, perhaps ten or twenty impressions. Her work has a distinctive arts and crafts look based on great design, color and execution. We are actively seeking to acquire her work and we hope to present more of her prints in the future.
$1,750

Provincetown Houses -  ZORACH

Provincetown Houses
WILLIAM ZORACH
American, (1887-1966)
Linoleum cut on thin japan paper, circa 1916, very small edition. 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Wide if not full margins. Zorach studied in Paris in 1910-11 and later spent several summers in Provincetown, MA. There he produced a small number of powerful, modernist blockprints and the editions printed were quite small.
$4,000

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