Dutch & Belgian Prints

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Landscape 2017-III -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-III
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 20. 17 x 22 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. As with all of Postma's work, this exemplary woodcut is printed from a single block. This is not a multiple block woodcut in the Japanese tradition, but rather, a reduction woodcut printed from a single piece of wood. The artist makes an initial design on the block and then prints the entire edition. She returns to the block and makes more design changes and then re-inks the block and prints on top of the same sheets of paper. This process continues and the end result is a build up of layers of ink resulting in a subtle yet rich overlay of colors. There is very little margin for error in this time consuming yet rewarding process. Grietje Postma is one of the finest woodcut artists working in Holland today.
$900

Landscape 2017-II -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-II
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 29 6 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a small wrinkle in the upper right corner, well away from the image.
$675

Landscape 2017-IV -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-IV
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 50. 9 1/2 x 14 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This beautiful landscape displays a vibrant use of colors so typical of the artist's Dutch woodland scenes.
$700

Landscape 2018-II -  POSTMA

Landscape 2018-II
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2018, edition 22. 15 7/8 x 23 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This superb winter scene is subtle and beautifully conveys the solitude of winter in the Dutch countryside.
$900

Verre (Holland) -  SCHELFHOUT

Verre (Holland)
LODEWIJK SCHELFHOUT
Dutch, (1881-1943)
Drypoint, 1917, Cultureel Centrum Zandvoort catalogue # 61 (i/II), edition 26. 6 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil and also inscribed "1st" in reference to the state (staat). This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a very faint suggestion of light toning within an older mat opening. Schelfhout's work is discussed on pages 212-213 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau, by Cliff Ackley (2014).
$850

Mother and Child -  STEVENS

Mother and Child
AIME STEVENS
Belgian, (1879-1951)
Lithograph, undated (circa 1910-, edition unknown. 16 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. Signed on the stone with monogram and also signed in ink with a dedication to the artist Albert Roelofs. A fine impression of this endearing print. Full margins. A few soft creases showing. Stevens was a master draughtsman and a Professor at the Academy de Bruxelles.
$950

Strandvonders (Beachgoers collecting objects) -  TOOROP

Strandvonders (Beachgoers collecting objects)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Woodcut, 1903, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 70, edition 25. 4 x 4 7/8 in. Initialed and dated in the block, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on very thin white Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's only a very faint suggestion of darkening within the original mat opening.) This endearing print is from a series of five 1903 woodcuts by Toorop which are extremely rare in early impressions. This is from the 1928 edition of twenty-five impressions printed by Ninaber van Eyben on this thin Japanese paper. The print is numbered on the original mat which we have in our possession. This woodcut relates to his drypoint from 1899 called Sprokkelend Kind (Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 47.) The location is Katwijk aan Zee at the Dutch coast.
$2,000

Charley Voor Het Raam (Charley before the Window) -  TOOROP

Charley Voor Het Raam (Charley before the Window)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Drypoint, 1898, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 35 (iii/III), edition unknown. 4 5/8 x 5 3/8 in. Signed and dated (1902) in the plate. Signed in ink, lower right. This is a fine impression with traces of burr showing in her hair, in the upper right corner along the window frame and also below at right in the folds of her dress. The paper is a sturdy, cream Japanese with full margins. The condition is very good apart from some rubbing on the right margin and slight light toning within an earlier mat opening. This charming print shows the artist's daughter, Charley, with a view of the harbor at Katwijk aan Zee. This major work is illustrated and discussed on pages 188-189 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley.
$6,000

In the Studio (In t' Atelier) -  TOOROP

In the Studio (In t' Atelier)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Drypoint, 1901, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 59b), edition unknown. 5 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this very rare print. The margins are wide and appear to be full. The condition is fine apart from some rubbing on the verso of sheet. According to Cliff Ackley in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014), page 193, ""The depicted artist, who was also a pianist, is identified as Riet van Houten by the 'RH' initials in the plate at the lower left." Provenance: Kunsthandel Borzo, 's-Hertogenbosch (with their label).
$7,500

Sprokkelend Kind (Young Girl Gathering Sticks) -  TOOROP

Sprokkelend Kind (Young Girl Gathering Sticks)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Drypoint, 1899, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 47 (iii/III), edition unknown. 6 1/16 x 7 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in ink lower right (the signature is a bit faint as is often the case with Toorop's prints.) This is a very good impression with plate tone and with traces of burr in the water and on her legs and hair. Printed on a smooth cream Japanese paper, the margins are wide and probably full. The third state shows just the suggestion of the girl at right who had been added in state two. Boats and clouds are also added in the third state along the horizon line. The print is now signed and dated in the plate. This charming print was done along the Dutch coast at Katwijk aan Zee.
$5,500

Tropon -  VAN DE VELDE

Tropon
HENRY VAN DE VELDE
Belgian, (1863-1957)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897 (printed 1898), edition 1100 from Pan, Volume 4, No.1. 12 1/4 x 8 in. Signed below the image with his name in printed text, as issued. This is a very good impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from time toning to the outer edges of the sheet and a tiny blemish in the image near the bottom center. Printed by Leutert & Schneidewind, Dresden. Published by Genossenschaft Pan GmbH, Berlin. This captivating, iconic art nouveau image is a reduced version of the large poster van de Velde created of a rather mundane subject; an advertisement for the Tropon food supplement, a protein processed from eggs. After much research, it's been determined that the image depicts a machine which is shown separating the egg yolks (on top) from the whites (on the bottom).
$900

Bloeiende Boomgaard, Taormina (Flowering Orchard, Taormina) -  VAN GELDER

Bloeiende Boomgaard, Taormina (Flowering Orchard, Taormina)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Etching, 1955-56, Adam/Eliens/van den Noort-van Gelder E74 (ii/II); edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil within the image, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is one of several stellar prints van Gelder made based on travels in Sicily.
$1,000

Five Ibises and a Night Heron (Vijf Ibissen en een Kwak) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Five Ibises and a Night Heron (Vijf Ibissen en een Kwak)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph, 1898, Rijksmuseum/de Groot 85 (ii/II); edition unknown. 16 x 11 1/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This stunning print was published as Plate 1 of "Animal Studies." These works were rarely signed in pencil. The set consisted of six lithographs with a title page. The condition here is exceptional as these prints often appear on the market extremely foxed and soiled.
$2,500

Primula in the Moss (Primula in het Mos) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Primula in the Moss (Primula in het Mos)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph, 1905, De Groot/Rijksmuseum 110b, edition unknown. 9 5/8 x 10 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. A fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work was included in the series Flower Studies (Bloemstudies). These prints, like the works from the Animal Studies series, were rarely signed in pencil. The artist would occasionally sign them as a courtesy to an owner or a friend at the time.
$750

Robin by the Water (Roodborstje aan het Water) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Robin by the Water (Roodborstje aan het Water)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph, 1913, Rijksmuseum 126a, edition unknown. 12 x 19 1/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy cream-colored wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This later work by van Hoytema exudes the charm and detailed execution we have come to expect in this, his natural medium; lithography. Birds were a favorite subject throughout his illustrious career.
$850

Singing Bird on the Tree Branch (Zingend vogeltje op den...) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Singing Bird on the Tree Branch (Zingend vogeltje op den...)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1906, De Groot 153 (4), edition unknown. 8 x 5 7/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left corner. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb proof impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition of the image is fine but there is some light foxing and incidental staining in the margins. This is a rare signed proof of the central image of Hoytema's June, 1906, calendar page. We currently have the complete calendar page as well. (They are offered for sale separately.)
$700

Iguana on a Stone in the Water (Leguaan op een Steen in het Water) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Iguana on a Stone in the Water (Leguaan op een Steen in het Water)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph, 1898, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 90 (ii/III); edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 16 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique, as published as plate 6 of "Animal Studies." The margins are trimmed to about 1 1/4 in. and the condition is good other than for residue of an old adhesive on the margin edges, verso. This unusual work was included in van Hoytema's most important set of prints which was published in 1898. These prints were rarely signed in pencil.
$950

Animal Studies (Dierstudies) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Animal Studies (Dierstudies)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithographs, 1898, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 84-90 (i/II); edition unknown. Each image is about 16 1/2 x 13 in. (sheet size 27 3/4 x 18 5/8 in.) Each print is signed on the stone and bears the printed number below in the lower right corner, 1-6. This is the very rare complete set of six lithographs plus the title page (which shows small, beautifully drawn lithographic vignettes relating to the six prints.) Published in a cloth-wrapped portfolio with leather spine, the cover is embossed with the title in a small art nouveau style vignette, upper right. The impressions are all fine and are printed on chine appliqué (except the frontispiece). The margins are full. The upper left corners of the sheets are slightly bent and the plates have assorted degrees of foxing in the support sheets only. This varies from sheet to sheet and is very typical of the prints we've had from this set over the years. This iconic series is often considered the high point of Hoytema's achievements in lithography. The two best know works; Five Angora Rabbits and Two White Egrets, are both printed with embossing. This complete set is from the collection of Simon Moulijn (1866-1948), also a well know Dutch lithographer (Lugt 1849a). (Each sheet bears his stamp in the lower right corner.) We have not seen a complete Dierstudies set for sale in about ten years.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Woodland Idyll (Bosidyelle) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Woodland Idyll (Bosidyelle)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph printed on chine applique, 1898, Rijksmuseum 80 (ii/II), edition unknown. 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed on the stone. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed in gray-green ink and the margins are probably full and untrimmed. This subtle, beautifully drawn lithograph is a fine example of Dutch Art Nouveau printmaking. The work is illustrated and discussed on pages 118-119 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley. (We've seen a little ink color variation with this print over the years. In addition, there may have been a signed and numbered edition of possibly 100 and a second unsigned edition.)
$1,800

La Tentation de Saint-Antoine (The Temptation of Saint Anthony) -  VAN STRATEN

La Tentation de Saint-Antoine (The Temptation of Saint Anthony)
HENRI VAN STRATEN
Belgian, (1892-1944)
Suite of eight linocuts, 1921, Raskin page 120, edition 220. Each print measures about 8 x 4 1/2 in. Each print is signed in pencil with the artist's initials. The impressions are all fine and the condition is excellent. This early, expressionist effort by van Straten shows the influence of German printmaking as well as the work of Frans Masereel. This fine set was published by Lumiere, Antwerp. Provenance: private collection, Antwerp.
$2,000

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