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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

Pike or Sturgeon -  VELDHEER

Pike or Sturgeon
JACOBUS G. VELDHEER
Dutch, (1866-1954)
Woodcut printed in blue, circa 1915, edition unknown 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a very good impression of this rare print. This is a thin Japanese paper and the margins are full. The condition is very good other than for minor marginal discoloration and traces of the blue ink in the margins. This work exists in color variations.
SOLD

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.
$1,750

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.
$1,750

Brothel Scene -  WARD

Brothel Scene
LYND WARD
American, (1905-1985)
Wood engraving, 1929, edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good other than for two soft creases in the lower right corner; one touching the image. This engaging print is an illustration for Madman's Drum, one of Ward's novels without words, this one published in 1930.
$450

Large Primitive Head in Profile -  WEBER

Large Primitive Head in Profile
MAX WEBER
American, (1881-1961)
Linocut printed with unique color inking, 1920-21, Rubenstein 33, edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, uniquely colored impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full and there's a number "32" in pencil in the lower left corner. The condition is fine. There are three impressions of this image in the National Gallery; two in brown ink and another is a color variation from the Rosenwald Collection. Weber studied with Arthur W. Dow at the Pratt Institute early on and later in Paris with Matisse. He was impressed with the work of Cezanne. Weber was friendly with William Zorach from their Greenwich Village days and could have been influenced by his printmaking technique. This is an exceptional and rare example of Weber's color woodcut style.
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.
$2,000

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

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.
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