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