Jan Toorop prints for sale

Dutch, 1858-1928

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Charley Plaatjes Kijkend (Charley Looking at Book Illustrations) -  TOOROP

Charley Plaatjes Kijkend (Charley Looking at Book Illustrations)
Drypoint, 1898, Rijksmuseum Catalog #36, edition unknown. 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. Signed in the plate and signed in ink lower left. This is an exceptionally fine impression printed on a cream-colored wove paper. Wide margins. The condition is generally fine apart from old paper tape attached to the margins, verso. This is one of many portraits of the artist's daughter, Charley.
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Charley Voor Het Raam (Charley before the Window) -  TOOROP

Charley Voor Het Raam (Charley before the Window)
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.
$6,500

De Staatskas of De Haardsteden (The Coffers of the Hearth Cities) -  TOOROP

De Staatskas of De Haardsteden (The Coffers of the Hearth Cities)
Lithograph, 1895, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 8, edition unknown. 14 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. This rare caricature by Toorop depicts the finance minister, Sprenger van Eyck, as a music conductor. Toorop is brilliantly satirizing the government's property tax program based on the number of chimneys on a building. This large work is illustrated and discussed at length in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014), by Cliff Ackley (see pages 156-157). This impression, like the one in the above described catalogue, was published on June 2, 1895 as a supplement to De Kroniek which was a prominent political and literary journal. Impressions of this print before publication are exceedingly rare. This impression is in exceptionally fine condition.
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De Zaaier ('The Sower') -  TOOROP

De Zaaier ('The Sower')
Lithograph, 1895, Rijksmuseum catalogue # 16 (ii/II) Edition possibly 100. 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. Signed on the stone and also signed in ink with the following "1899, Kalwijk Ann Zee, Holland". A fine impression of this important Dutch symbolist print. Wide margins. In very good condition apart from slight discoloration on the margin edges; also backed with thin japan paper. An uncommon print.
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Feeënsprookje (Fairy Tale) -  TOOROP

Feeënsprookje (Fairy Tale)
Woodcut printed in color, 1895, Verbeek (Rijksmuseum) 9, edition unknown. 4 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. Signed, dated (twice) and inscribed in ink. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare work which is here printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is quite good apart from very slight darkening of the sheet from light exposure. This impression is dedicated, "aan Hermine la Fontaine, liefs van, ('love from') Jan Toorop, 1926" (He also wrote in ink, "1896 fec." referring to the date when the impression was printed.) Hermine la Fontaine was a close friend of the artist. The catalogue suggests the influence of Lucien Pissarro and states there are impressions known in brown-black, green, green-brown and brown.
$6,800

Happy Gouda (Verheugd Gouda) -  TOOROP

Happy Gouda (Verheugd Gouda)
Lithograph, 1897, Spaanstra-Polak 30; edition unknown. 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone. This is a fine impression printed in brown ink on wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine and the sheet has the usual center crease. This is the only known state of the print and it was published as such as a supplement to "De Kroniek," May 2, 1897. In fact, the catalog raisonne illustrates this, the published version, without reference to any known proofs. It was printed by S. Lankhout & Co. of The Hague. Depicted in the upper right are Queen Emma and Princess Wilhelmina of Holland. This is a celebratory, symbolic image based on their visit to a candle factory in Gouda. The windows of St. John's Church are seen in the background. This captivating and somewhat curious work is beautifully drawn by Toorop and is indicative of his many contributions to Dutch art and design in the art nouveau era.
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In the Studio (In t' Atelier) -  TOOROP

In the Studio (In t' Atelier)
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

In the Woods -  TOOROP

In the Woods
Drypoint, 1895, Rijksmuseum 17 (ii/II), (with the leaves in the foreground). 4 x 4 in. Signed in the plate and signed in ink. Ex-collection: Ph. J(ansen) (not in Lugt); and another, unidentified. A very good impression in fine condition. Wide margins.
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Net Menders (Nettenboetsters) -  TOOROP

Net Menders (Nettenboetsters)
Drypoint, 1899, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 45, edition unknown. 6 5/16 x 7 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. This is a superb, early proof impression of an unrecorded state. The paper is a cream laid without watermark and the condition is very good. There's a repair in the margin at right, a few thin spots and the paper has been professionally backed with thin Japanese paper. The catalogue raisonné lists only one state. This impression is before the clouds, before more detailing to the landscape, and before more elaborate description to the cart and around it. Another early impression, similar to this one but even later, is illustrated and discussed on pages 182-183 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley. The MFA impression shows more detailing in the hair of both women, more work in the background area where the wagon is and also, the right foreground and the expansive landscape at left is more fully developed than here.
$8,500

Nettenboetsters (Net Menders) -  TOOROP

Nettenboetsters (Net Menders)
Drypoint, 1899, Rijksmuseum catalog 45B, edition unknown. 6 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate and signed in ink, lower right. This is a very good impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. There are two small, onobtrusive printing creases below the horse and another in the lower right corner. The paper is slightly toned within an earlier mat opening and there is brown paper attached to the back of the sheet edges.
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Nettenboetsters (Net Menders) -  TOOROP

Nettenboetsters (Net Menders)
Drypoint, 1899, Spaanstra-Polak 45, edition unknown. 6 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine, dark impression printed with rich plate tone on an off-white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This fine example of his work was done in the fishing village of Katwijk aan Zee. Toorop and his family lived there periodically during the 1890s.
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Panis Angelicus -  TOOROP

Panis Angelicus
Lithograph printed in olive green with added pencil work, watercolor and white gouache, all by the artist, 1894, Spaanstra-Polak (Rijksmuseum) 5, edition unknown. 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right with the following added inscription by the artist, "Bij ge-werkt met kleuren en potlood, 1896" ('updated with color and pencil, 1896') This remarkable work is as much a drawing as a print: the title is added at the bottom in pencil with additional gouache and there's a drawn and hand-colored flower at the lower left; the decorative flower designs all over her dress from the waist down are all added in pencil; the flowers at right are heightened with white; the water in the background is hand-colored as is the lower right right foreground; and the main figure is highlighted extensively with white gouache as well as are the two smaller women to the right of her. This extraordinary work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne of the artist. The condition is very good. The margins are narrow and irregular and there is some light discoloration to the image. The borderline in the lower right has been redrawn near the inscription and there is a subtle trace of staining in the upper left corner of the image. This is an exceptional and unique work by Toorop from the 1890s.
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Panis Angelicus  -  TOOROP

Panis Angelicus
Lithograph printed in subtle gray-green ink with additional work in pencil, 1894, Spaanstra-Polak (Rijksmuseum) 5, edition unknown. 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Titled in pencil by the artist and with a decorative floral design drawn by him after the title, lower left. This is a superb impression printed on a light tan-colored paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition overall is excellent apart from an occasional tiny speck of foxing and the extreme sheet edges show a bit of wear and faint toning. This unique proof is from the Meentwijck Collection and was exhibited at the Singer Museum in Laren in 2000. Panis Angelicus was one of the preeminent spiritual, symbolist themes for Toorop during his 1890s "Nieuwe Kunst" period. Panis Angelicus translates to "bread of the angels" and it suggests, as Cliff Ackley states, "that the souls of the departed are the spiritual food of the angels." This rare and remarkable art nouveau work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné by Gerard van Wezel.
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Portrait of the Composer Hans van den Burg (Portret van de Componist H.van den Burg) -  TOOROP

Portrait of the Composer Hans van den Burg (Portret van de Componist H.van den Burg)
Drypoint, 1902, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 63, edition unknown. 7 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper right. Toorop also added the name of the sitter to the plate. This is a very fine impression from the posthumous edition of 25 impressions printed just after Toorop died in 1928. His red atelier stamp is in the lower margin at right (Lugt 2401a). The margins are full and the condition is fine. The print is numbered from this edition in the lower left. Lifetime impressions from this engaging portrait are very rare.
$2,200

Strandvonders (Beachgoers collecting objects) -  TOOROP

Strandvonders (Beachgoers collecting objects)
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

The Artist's Daughter (Charley) by the Window -  TOOROP

The Artist's Daughter (Charley) by the Window
Drypoint, 1898-1902, Rijksmuseum catalogue # 35 (iii/III). 4 5/8 x 5 3/8 in. Signed in the plate and also signed in pencil. There is a pencil dedication to Christine van Zeegen, a sister of Janus van Zeegen, one of Toorop's few students. A fine impression of this major print. Wide margins. Minor discoloration along the sheet edges.
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The Shell Fisherman (De Schelpenvisser) -  TOOROP

The Shell Fisherman (De Schelpenvisser)
Drypoint, 1902, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 64, edition unknown. 7 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in ink lower right below the image. This is a superb, exceptional impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Done in Katwijk aan Zee, during the artist's second stay there, this print is illustrated and discussed at length in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley, pages 180-181. The Rijksmuseum catalogue lists only one state which is this, the finished state, but an earlier state is known to exist. (Our impression is printed on an exceptionally large sheet of cream Japanese paper, 19 x 13 3/4"). This stellar impression is a duplicate from the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and bears their stamp verso (Lugt 700a).
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The Sower (De Zaaier) -  TOOROP

The Sower (De Zaaier)
Lithograph, 1895, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 16 (iib/II), precise edition unknown. 8 5/8 x 13 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in ink and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is pristine. This is one of Toorops's favorite prints and it's the quintessential Dutch symbolist print from the Nieuwe Kunst (art nouveau) era. De Zaaier is also quite rare today, especially in this condition. The artist used his wife, Annie Hall, as the model for this image and one face symbolizes "Het Verlangen" ('The Longing') and the other "De Berusting" ('The Knowing'). In the background at left is a mystical figure sowing. As quoted on page 132 of Dutch Modernism, The Schiller-David Collection, "In the 1890s, Toorop arrived at his striking symbolism, a personal and eclectic style based on a mixture of influences ranging from Flemish primitives, English pre-Raphaelites, Belgian and French symbolists to Egyptian, Assyrian, Japanese and Indonesian art." This impression shows the full sheet, as printed, with exceptionally large margins. In the lower left corner in printed text there is the following; "Imp. S.Lankhout & Cie, La Haye." Ex-collection: Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York.
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Village Houses (Dorpshuizen) -  TOOROP

Village Houses (Dorpshuizen)
Drypoint, 1897, Spaanstra-Polak 32, edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and signed in ink, lower left. This is a fine, dark impression printed on a firm, smooth Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is quite good other than faint light discoloration within a previous mat opening (which is so often the case with Toorop prints). According to the catalogue, Toorop originally introduced the figure of a Zeeland girl into the composition at right. On early impressions, such as this one, the outline of the girl still shows on the side of the house. Regarding the title of the print, Toorop also used "Boerenerf met boom" (Barnyard with Tree) and "De Dode Boom" (The Dead Tree). The zinc plate for this print is now in the Rijksmuseum. There's an unidentified collector's stamp, verso. Provenance: Private collection: The Netherlands.
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Village Houses (Dorpshuizen) -  TOOROP

Village Houses (Dorpshuizen)
Drypoint, 1897, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 32, edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, and signed in ink, lower right. The artist also apparently numbered this impression in ink in the upper right corner of the margin "N.3." This is a superb impression printed on vellum which is extremely rare. The condition is excellent. The visual effect is luminous and subtle, giving the image the look of drawing as much as that of a finely executed drypoint. This exceptional print is illustrated and discussed in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley (see pages 110-113). Ex-collection: J.H. de Bois (Lugt 733).
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Woman Looking at the Sun (Vrouw naar de Zon Kijkend) -  TOOROP

Woman Looking at the Sun (Vrouw naar de Zon Kijkend)
Drypoint, probably done in 1899, Spaanstra-Polak 52, edition unknown. 9 1/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed and dated (1902) in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right, and inscribed "droge naald door..." ('drypoint by....'). This is a superb impression of this extremely rare print. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent apart from a minor ripple here and there at the sheet edges. This print is also called "The Awakening" ('Het Ontwaken'), or, "Sunset" ('Zonsondergang'), or, "Dawn" ('L'Aurore'). It is also the largest print by Toorop. Probably, he mistakenly dated the work as 1902. (At the exhibition of Libre Esthétique in Brussels (1900), there was a print exhibited by Toorop called "L'Aurore.") Impressions of this exceptional work are located in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The sitter is the artist's English-born wife, Annie. Provenance: Heek (?) Antiquariaat, 1964 and private collection, The Netherlands.
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Woman Looking at the Sun (Vrouw naar de Zon Kijkend) -  TOOROP

Woman Looking at the Sun (Vrouw naar de Zon Kijkend)
Drypoint, 1899 (?), Spaanstra-Polak 52, edition unknown. 9 1/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and dated (1901) in ink, lower right. This is a superb impression of an unrecorded early (first) state and possibly a unique impression. The paper is a cream colored Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is fine although the ink signature and date are light and slightly faded. This previously unknown state is not recorded in the Rijksmuseum catalogue which was published in 1969. This state is before the date was added above the signature in the lower right. It's also before considerable work to her hair, dress and below her left arm. According to the previous owner, the provenance is Herman Heijermans (1864-1924), the celebrated Dutch writer. We also have the original oak frame with Toorop's handwritten exhibition label on the verso of the backboard: "Naam en woonplaats van de kunstenaar: Jan Toorop Katwijk aan Zee" (name and residence of the artist); "Adres van terugzending: Toorop Katwijk aan Zee" (Return address); "Beschrijving van het kunstwerk: Vrouwenfiguur - studie voor Een ontwaken" (description of the artwork: Female figure - Study for the awakening). According to the 1969 catalogue raisonné, This print is also called "The Awakening" ('Het Ontwaken'), or, "Sunset" ('Zonsondergang'), or, "Dawn" ('L'Aurore.") This is the largest drypoint by Toorop and extremely rare. The sitter is possibly the artist's English-born wife, Annie.
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Woman's Head (Vrouwekop) -  TOOROP

Woman's Head (Vrouwekop)
Drypoint on zinc, 1897, Spaanstra-Polak 29 (iii/IV). 5 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. Signed in the plate and signed and dated in pencil, lower left. (He dated this impression 1898.) This is a superb, early impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good. Toorop's model for this print was Marguerite Adolphine Helfrich (later married to F.W.J.G. Snijder van Wissenkerke). This sitter appeared again in Toorop's poster "Arbeid voor de Vrouw" (catalogue # 42). A drawing exists for this print. There were only fifteen impressions in this state; a flower is here added in her hair and this is also before the second signature was added to the plate. A posthumous edition of twenty-five impressions of the fourth and final state was printed in 1928 by Kunsthandel J.G. Nieuwenhuizen Segaar. The plate is now in The Rijksprentenkabinet.
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