Charles Donker etchings for sale

We are pleased to represent the work of Charles Donker in America. His etchings are quite remarkable for their technical virtuosity and unique vision of the Dutch countryside. In keeping with the tradition of Rembrandt, Seghers and other 17th century Dutch etchers, Donker is inspired by where he lives and describes his homeland with great detail and delicacy. These prints present a special place in the world as seen through the eyes of a master craftsman.

The artist prints his own work and the editions are small, normally 20-30 impressions. Charles Donker's work is in the collection of many prominent museums including the Rijksmuseum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Rembrandthuis Museum. The Rembrandthuis, in fact, produced an important catalog and exhibition of Donker's etchings in 2002-03. The catalog was authored by Eddy de Jongh and Peter Schatborn. Further information about the artist is available on request.

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Achter Fort Ruygenhoek I -  DONKER

Achter Fort Ruygenhoek I
Etching, circa 2003, Rijksmuseum CD 02-13, edition 30. 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. A fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full and untrimmed. The scene is near Utrecht, Holland. Donker typically prints on white or ivory paper of a medium or slightly heavier weight.
$800

Achter Fort Ruygenhoek II -  DONKER

Achter Fort Ruygenhoek II
Etching, 2008-09, Rijksmuseum CD 08-23; edition 30. 8 1/2 x 10 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Fort Ruigenhoek is a 19th century fortress near Utrecht.
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Behind the Dike at Eemshaven (Achter de Dijk Bij de Eemshaven, Groningen) -  DONKER

Behind the Dike at Eemshaven (Achter de Dijk Bij de Eemshaven, Groningen)
Etching, circa 2013, subsequent to Rijksmuseum CD, edition 10. 6 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. Eemshaven is a seaport in the province of Groningen in the north of Holland.
$750

Berk III (Birch III) -  DONKER

Berk III (Birch III)
Etching and aquatint, circa 1991, Rijksmuseum CD 90-13, edition 50. 14 5/8 x 11 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The graphic work of Charles Donker is now available via an online catalogue raisonne: rkdmonographs.nl.
$900

Berk Midden in Bos (Berk I) (Birch in the Middle of the Forest) -  DONKER

Berk Midden in Bos (Berk I) (Birch in the Middle of the Forest)
Etching, circa 1988-89, Rijksmuseum CD88-2; edition 30. 9 3/4 x 11 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The Rijksmuseum has published an online catalogue raisonné of the etchings of Charles Donker. Simply search for RKD monographs: http://english.rkd.nl/about-the-rkd
$800

Besneeuwde Heg Rhijnauwen -  DONKER

Besneeuwde Heg Rhijnauwen
Etching, 2004-05, edition 20. 9 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression printed with rich plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$750

Beuk (Beech Tree); also called Kale Beukenboom (Bare Beech Tree) -  DONKER

Beuk (Beech Tree); also called Kale Beukenboom (Bare Beech Tree)
Etching and aquatint, 1977-1982, Rijksmuseum CD 77-20 (iv/IV), edition 30. 10 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This print is remarkable for it's technical virtuosity and makes one think of Hercules Seghers experimental approach to what is ultimately a rather simple subject. The forth state was done in 1982 with the addition of the aquatint.
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Bilthoven -  DONKER

Bilthoven
Etching, 1992, Rijksmuseum CD 92-24; edition 10. 7 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with delicate plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Bilthoven is near Utrecht, Holland.
$750

Bos V -  DONKER

Bos V
Etching, 1995, edition probably about 25. This is a proof impression and is so inscribed. 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression printed with tone. Full margins. Fine condition.
$750

Bos VII -  DONKER

Bos VII
Etching, 1995, edition 40. 11 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression printed with tone. Full margins. Excellent condition. This is one of several dense landscape etchings from this same series from the 1990s.
$800

Dead Coot (Dode Meerkoet) -  DONKER

Dead Coot (Dode Meerkoet)
Etching, circa 1967, Rijksmuseum CD 67-9, edition 20. 10 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare, early work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Donker has produced several prints over the years that deal with dead birds and other animals. Donker has not been hesitant about exploring this challenging subject matter and the results are generally quite successful and well-observed.
$800

Dead Duck -  DONKER

Dead Duck
Etching, 1972, edition 50. 8 1/8 x 13 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. Primarily a landscape etcher, Donker also produced many remarkable animal studies exquisite in detail.
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Dead Ring Ouzel with the head facing left (Dode Beflijster Kop Links) -  DONKER

Dead Ring Ouzel with the head facing left (Dode Beflijster Kop Links)
Etching, 1977, Rijksmuseum 77-17, edition 15. 6 1/8 x 8 1/16 in. Dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The ring ouzel is a European member of the thrush family, the mountain equivalent of the common blackbird.
$750

Dennenappel en twee Sparappels (Pine Cone and two Fir Cones) -  DONKER

Dennenappel en twee Sparappels (Pine Cone and two Fir Cones)
Etching, 2012, Rijksmuseum CD 12-6; edition 20. 10 x 9 1/2 in. Dated in the plate and with the etched phrase, "zeer koud," ('very cold'). This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Donker etched a series of pine cone studies in 2010-2012 which can certainly draw comparisons to Rembrandt's famous shell etching. These exquisitely rendered etchings are quite distinctive and compare nicely with the etched work of Donker's Austrian contemporary, Jakob Demus.
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Fort in de Sneeuw (Rhijnauwen) -  DONKER

Fort in de Sneeuw (Rhijnauwen)
Etching and aquatint, 1992, Rijksmuseum CD92-1; edition 40. 10 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A superb impression of this potent image. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The addition of aquatint here enhances the effects of a cold winter view with patches of snow. There is a Munch-like vision here but without a human presence.
$900

Fort met Drie Eiken (Rhijnauwen) (Fort with three Oak Trees) -  DONKER

Fort met Drie Eiken (Rhijnauwen) (Fort with three Oak Trees)
Etching, 2002, Rijksmuseum CD 02-17; edition 30. 9 3/4 x 14 in. Signed, titled, numbered in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
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Gezicht op Persingen Ooy Polder bij Nijmegen -  DONKER

Gezicht op Persingen Ooy Polder bij Nijmegen
Etching, 2007, Rijksmuseum CD 06-9; edition 20. 7 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This small, delicate Rembrandt-like landscape epitomizes Donker's allegiance to the past as well as his refined contemporary approach to the Dutch terrain.
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Groningen -  DONKER

Groningen
Etching, 2002, edition 20. 9 3/8 x 11 5/8 in. Titled in the plate and signed in pencil. This is very fine impression printed with dramatic plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This beautifully drawn work suggests a light rainfall which is achieved by the fine wiping scratches on the right of the composition.
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Groningen Oude Dijk -  DONKER

Groningen Oude Dijk
Etching, 2005, edition 10. 7 1/8 x 7 3/8 in. Titled in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with dramatic plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is fine. Groningen is the city where the Dutch art association "de Ploeg" was founded in 1918.
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Groningen, Godlinzer Oude Dijk I -  DONKER

Groningen, Godlinzer Oude Dijk I
Etching, 2003-05, Rijksmuseum CD 02-6 (ii/II), edition 75. 9 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression in fine condition. The margins are full. A close view of this print shows a light veil of ink left on the plate for atmospheric effects. The first edition was 20 impressions. This is from the second edition of 75 printed for Stichting Sans Soucis.
$850

Groningen, Tuin Anemoon -  DONKER

Groningen, Tuin Anemoon
Etching, 2008, edition 25. 10 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and titled in the plate "Groningen." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. The title translates to "Garden Anemones." This outstanding print achieves a great deal through subtle suggestion.
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Grote Dennenappel II (Large Pine Cone II) -  DONKER

Grote Dennenappel II (Large Pine Cone II)
Etching, 2010, Rijksmuseum CD 10-11; edition 15. 7 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is one of a series of beautifully etched studies of this simple subject.
$800

Kooidijk II -  DONKER

Kooidijk II
Etching, circa 2013, subsequent to Rijksmuseum CD, edition 15. 8 5/8 x 11 3/4 in. Titled in the plate, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil below. This is a fine impression on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Kooidijk is in Westbroek which is an area where the artist produced several plates.
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Large Pinecone III (Grote Dennenappel III) -  DONKER

Large Pinecone III (Grote Dennenappel III)
Etching, 2010-11, Rijksmuseum CD10-11 (ii/II); edition 15. 7 x 9 3/8 in. Dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil with the reference "III." This is a superb, rich impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. Note: The catalogue raisonné of Charles Donker is an online project created by RKD mongraphs, known as Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie. Visit the following: http://www.charlesdonker.rkdmonographs.nl
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Leersumse Veld II -  DONKER

Leersumse Veld II
Etching, 2003, edition 30. 10 x 13 1/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This large print depicts a forest near Utrecht, Holland. Like so many of his Dutch landscape etchings, this work compels us to think of great tradition of the 17th century etchers; Rembrandt, Seghers, van Ruisdael and others.
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Magnolia (IA) -  DONKER

Magnolia (IA)
Etching, 2007, edition only 5. 9 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, delicate impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This work preceeds Magnolia IB with the aquatint added.
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Magnolia (IB) -  DONKER

Magnolia (IB)
Etching and aquatint, 2008, edition 15. 9 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and dated (April) in the plate. Signed and titled in pencil. A superb impression of this outstanding print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is one of a few variations on this subject, here with the aquatint background to further accentuate the outline of the flowers.
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Magnolia II -  DONKER

Magnolia II
Etching, 2008, edition 15. 9 1/2 x 11 3/8in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This is just one of Donker's recent studies of the magnolia flower. This is a very sensitive rendering etched with great skill.
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Magnolia III -  DONKER

Magnolia III
Etching , 2009, edition probably 15 (this is a proof impression). 11 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Dated in the plate "April 2009" and titled in the plate "Nora's Magnolia." Signed in pencil and also titled. This is a fine impression printed with tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
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Pinecone V (Dennenappel V) -  DONKER

Pinecone V (Dennenappel V)
Etching, 2011, Rijksmuseum CD-12-1(ii/II); edition 15. 4 15/16 x 6 3/8 in. Dated in the plate and signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This small but exemplary work is one of several pinecone studies by the artist. They are exquisite in detail and remind us of the refined and subtle elegance of Rembrandt's rare etching of the seashell.
$750

Rhijnauwen -  DONKER

Rhijnauwen
Etching, 2000, Rijksmuseum CD 00-1 (ii/II); edition 75. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. There is also a tiny inscription in the plate indicating the year 2000 and "April 4." This is a fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. The title refers to a small forest near Utrecht. There is also a castle by this name in this vicinity. This print was commissioned by Stichting Sanssouci.
$850

Tafeleenden -  DONKER

Tafeleenden
Etching, 1985, edition probably about 20. 10 3/8 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This very fine impression is inscribed "proefdruk"('proof'). The margins are full. The condition is fine. The title of this large, outstanding work translates to "Canvasbacks."
$900

Tawny Owl (Bosuil) -  DONKER

Tawny Owl (Bosuil)
Etching, 1976, Rijksmuseum CD75-13, edition 20 (?) plus a few proofs. 6 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "pr" for proof. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The tawny owl is a stocky, medium-sized owl found in woodlands across much of Europe and Asia. These This and other etchings by Donker are sensitively rendered and further demonstrate his command of the etching medium.
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Three Tree Falcons (Drie Boomvalken) -  DONKER

Three Tree Falcons (Drie Boomvalken)
Etching, 2008, Rijksmuseum CD08-5 (iii/III); edition 20. 9 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, and with "III" indicating the third state of three. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Donker did a few studies of these birds and they are representative of his keen sense of observation all aspects of the natural world.
$800

Tipsy Hare (Aangeschoten Haas) -  DONKER

Tipsy Hare (Aangeschoten Haas)
Etching, 1979, Rijksmuseum CD79-11, edition 50. 8 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is a well-known print by the artist which appears on page 93 of the Rembrandthuis catalogue of the artist's prints from 2002 (De Jongh & Schatborn.)
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Tuin in de Sneeuw II (Tuin II)  (Garden in the Snow II) -  DONKER

Tuin in de Sneeuw II (Tuin II) (Garden in the Snow II)
Etching, 2013, Subsequent to the Rijksmuseum online raisonne; edition 20. 9 1/4 x 11 5 /8 in. Titled and dated in the plate. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. This well done winter scene is a more recent work. He produced several garden studies over the years depicting the four seasons.
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Uitzicht Vanuit de Tuin in Godlinze (View from the Garden in Godlinze) -  DONKER

Uitzicht Vanuit de Tuin in Godlinze (View from the Garden in Godlinze)
Etching, 2008, Rijksmuseum CD 08-2; edition 15. 10 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Titled and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Godlinze is a town in the province of Groningen.
$800

Veenlandschap (Veen) -  DONKER

Veenlandschap (Veen)
Etching and aquatint, circa 1992, Rijksmuseum CD 92-8 (ii/II); edition 40. 9 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Veen is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant.
$850

Vergezicht op Schiermonnikoog -  DONKER

Vergezicht op Schiermonnikoog
Etching and aquatint, circa 1991, Rijksmuseum CD 90-17 (ii/II); edition 25. 7 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This refined and subtle print first appears to depict a mountainous landscape. In fact, the view is of sand dunes along the coastline. Schiermonnikoog is one of the West Frisian Islands in the north of Holland.
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Vossegatse Dijk 4, Rhijnauwen -  DONKER

Vossegatse Dijk 4, Rhijnauwen
Etching and aquatint, circa 1989, Rijksmuseum CD 88-9; edition unknown. 14 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. Titled in the plate and signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this large work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$850

Vossegatsedijk III -  DONKER

Vossegatsedijk III
Etching, circa 1986, Rijksmuseum CD 86-2; edition unknown. 13 x 11 1/8 in. Titled in the plate and signed and numbered in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$850

Vossegatsedjik -  DONKER

Vossegatsedjik
Etching, circa 1985, edition probably 20 (this a proof impression). 10 1/2 x 14 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, delicate impression in fine condition. The margins are full and untrimmed. This large print by Donker incorporates all the elements of his best work; refined design, rich detail, atmosphere, and an element of mystery.
$900

Young Tawny Owl (Jonge Bosuil) -  DONKER

Young Tawny Owl (Jonge Bosuil)
Etching, 1976, Rijksmuseum CD75-11, edition 50, then a second edition of 75. 9 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone from the second edition of 75 impressions. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This popular print was featured as the cover illustration for the book, Charles Donker, Etser (2002), by Eddy de Jongh and Peter Schatborn. The book was published in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition of his prints at the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam.
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