Jan Wiegers prints for sale

Dutch, 1893-1959

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Amsterdam Street Scene with Snow -  WIEGERS

Amsterdam Street Scene with Snow
Lithograph printed in colors, 1947, edition unknown. 15 1/4 x 19 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in very good condition. Minor soft creases in the full margins. This outstanding work was published in the so-called series "schildersprenten." Wiegers was a prominent member of "De Ploeg"; a Dutch expressionist movement.
$1,500

Portrait of a Woman -  WIEGERS

Portrait of a Woman
Lithograph, 1930s, edition unknown but probably rather small. 12 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with strong contrasts. Full margins. Very good condition. (Fain discoloration within a previous mat opening. Wiegers was an important member of the Dutch group "De Ploeg". He was friendly with Kirchner and they were neighbors in Davos. This is possibly a portrait of fellow artist Coosje van Haersolte.
$1,800

Russian Couple Dancing -  WIEGERS

Russian Couple Dancing
Woodcut printed in colors, 1921, Extremely rare; proofs only. 13 x 10 1/2 in. The print is signed and dated in pencil. It's a fine impression printed on a heavy wove paper in very good condition. (Faint foxing in the margins.) The sheet is full and untrimmed, watermark CIVICA HUBER FRERES WINTERTHUR SUISSE CORONA. This is a masterful example of Wiegers' work done just after he moved to Davos, Switzerland and was living near Kirchner. A color variation of our print in the Groninger Museum (Holland) is illustrated on page 161 of De Ceremoniemeester Heeft Het Spel Laten Beginnen (2002). Wiegers is the key figure in the development of the de Ploeg group of artists working in Holland during the 1920s and 1930s. His important connection to Kirchner is more fully discussed in the recent publication, "Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends; Expressionism from the Swiss Alps," by Stutzer, Vitali, et al.(2007). This book accompanied an exhibition by this name in Germany and Holland. (See pages 228-254.)
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Street Scene with Large Tree -  WIEGERS

Street Scene with Large Tree
Etching, 1924, edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this deeply bitten plate. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This intense etching mirrors Wiegers's powerful and dynamic work in the woodcut medium. He worked closely with Kirchner in Davos, Switzerland, and Wiegers's prints during the 1920s are an important chapter in the history of 20th century Dutch graphic art. The Dutch expressionist movement, known as "de Ploeg," flourished largely due to this Davos connection between Kirchner and Wiegers. Many other artists followed suite as the expressionist movement was clearly not confined to any precise geographical borders. In Holland, the movement was based in Groningen.
$1,800

The Chess Players -  WIEGERS

The Chess Players
Woodcut, circa 1925, edition unknown. 19 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on fairly thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is good. This large woodcut is illustrated on page 131 of the 2002 Groninger Museum retrospective catalog of Wiegers work, "De Ceremoniemeester Heeft Het Spel Laten Beginnen." This is a later printing from the block, probably done in the 1950s.
$2,500

The Farm (Boerderij) -  WIEGERS

The Farm (Boerderij)
Drypoint on tan paper, probably from 1921, very small edition. 10 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. Signed in red pencil lower right. This is a brilliant, early impression printed on tan paper and signed with his early signature. The margins are wide. The condition is quite good apart from minor staining here and there in the margins only. This exemplary work was done between Wiegers's first and second trip to Davos, Switzerland. The print probably depicts a view from the family home in Cortinghpoort (Groningen) and it relates closely to an oil painting called "Boterdiep" from 1921 which is in a private collection. (See page 237 of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends edited by Beat Stutzer, Samuel Vitali and others; illustration #9) Early impressions of prints by Wiegers are rare and this is a fine example of expressionism in the Netherlands during the 1920s. There is no formal catalogue raisonne of his prints.
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Zugersee -  WIEGERS

Zugersee
Drypoint, 1925, See H. Redeker 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. Fine condition. Wiegers' expressionist style is an important movement for Holland in the 1920s-1930s. His friendship with Kirchner developed after 1920 when he moved to Davos, Switzerland and lived right near the clebrated German artist. They became close friends. Wiegers is the key figure in the founding of the Dutch expressionist movement called "De Ploeg."
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