Woodcuts, Ploeg, 1927 (Houtsneden, Ploeg, 1927) - JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Medium: woodcut printed in colors
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927, De Vries p.55, 88; edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. Signed with the orange atelier stamp in the lower right corner. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a vertical centerfold and minor soiling and stray yellow printer's ink in the bottom margin. The name of the artist appears in the upper right corner as typescript. It seems that in the mid-twenties, the Ploeg artists were discussing the possibility of creating a portfolio of Ploeg prints which could be used as a sort of promotional gift for art dealers, museums etc. They decided to launch a competition for a cover design. According to De Vries, Dijkstra submitted at least two (this being one of them). At the next meeting, however, it turned out that the other members were not very enthusiastic about the idea and the project was eventually abandoned.
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