Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita etchings for sale

Dutch, 1868-1944

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City Hall, Haarlem (Stadhuis, Haarlem) -  MESQUITA

City Hall, Haarlem (Stadhuis, Haarlem)
Etching, 1911, van Es D37, 5 impressions cited in the catalogue. 16 1/2 x 20 3/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate, upper right. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression of this large work. The paper is a cream laid with full margins. The condition is excellent. This exquisite architectural study is unusual for the artist and may have been some kind of commission. The building is still the site for marriage ceremonies and couples were once able to stand on the balcony above the door and greet their guests and onlookers.
$2,000

Cockatoo (Kaketoe) -  MESQUITA

Cockatoo (Kaketoe)
Etching, 1916, Van Es D 049, edition unknown. 13 3/4 x 8 in. Signed and dated in the plate; signed in pencil lower right and inscribed "No 12 in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. The raisonne traces three impressions, one of which is numbered "24" in pencil. This wonderful, early work is very rare.
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Fantasy:  Elongated Figures and Heads in Profile  (Fantasie: langgerekte figuren met aan weerszijden profielkoppen) -  MESQUITA

Fantasy: Elongated Figures and Heads in Profile (Fantasie: langgerekte figuren met aan weerszijden profielkoppen)
Etching, 1922, Van Es D92, edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 11 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed with rich plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is a nice example of Mesquita's "sensitivic" caricature etching style which began about 1910 and lasted until 1940. He produced these works in small editions and they were done primarily for fun but they also have mystical and religious overtones and are ripe with social commentary. They are unique in the history of Dutch art and are an important aspect of Mesquita's graphic work.
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Fantasy; Multiple Figures and Faces -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Multiple Figures and Faces
Etching, 1925, van Es D112, small edition 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate and signed in pencil. A fine impression printed with tone on a heavy sheet of VAN GELDER ZONEN paper. Full margins. Fine condition. The catalogue raisonne cites four known impressions. This is among the largest of Mesquita's "sensitivic" etchings.
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