Dutch & Belgian Prints

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Rabbit -  RAHUSEN

Rabbit
INA RAHUSEN
Dutch, (1895-1977)
Lithograph, Circa 1930, Edition probably about 50. 6 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. Initialed on the stone and signed in pencil. Also inscribed "handdruck." A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. (There's some minor rippling in the image.)
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Cactus Study -  RAHUSEN

Cactus Study
INA RAHUSEN
Dutch, (1895-1977)
Lithograph, circa 1920-30, edition unknown but probably about 50. 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone and signed in pencil. A superb impression in fine condition with full margins. Rahusen was a skilled lithographer and this work shows her command of the medium.
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Lienden -  SCHELFHOUT

Lienden
LODEWIJK SCHELFHOUT
Dutch, (1881-1943)
Drypoint, 1916-1919, Zandvoort 54 (ii/II), edition 31. 6 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A superb impression rich with burr. Full margins. Very good condition. Schelfhout's work is included in The Cubist Print (1981). He was a friend of Jan Toorop and shared a studio with Mondrian in Paris.
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Verre (Holland) -  SCHELFHOUT

Verre (Holland)
LODEWIJK SCHELFHOUT
Dutch, (1881-1943)
Drypoint, 1917, Cultureel Centrum Zandvoort catalogue # 61 (i/II), edition 26. 6 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil and also inscribed "1st" in reference to the state (staat). This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a very faint suggestion of light toning within an older mat opening. Schelfhout's work is discussed on pages 212-213 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau, by Cliff Ackley (2014).
$850

A Dutch Landscape with Tree and Windmills -  SCHELFHOUT

A Dutch Landscape with Tree and Windmills
LODEWIJK SCHELFHOUT
Dutch, (1881-1943)
Drypoint, 1915, Zandvoort number unknown, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. Inscribed "2st" referring to the second state of probably two. This is a superb impression of this cubist era print. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor staining along the top margin. Schelhout's work is illustrated and discussed in Ackley's 2014 book, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau, Pages 212-213. He was one of the very few Dutch cubist artists.
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The Shower -  SCHONK

The Shower
JAN SCHONK
Dutch, (1889-1976)
Lithograph, circa 1920-30, edition unknown. 18 x 14 1/4 in. A fine impression on cream wove paper. Full margins. Fine condition. Initialed on the stone. Signed and titled in pencil; this impression also inscribed "5". Schonk produced many such vibrant, stylized images of landscapes and birds. He was born in Schiedam and later studied in Groningen with Simon Moulijn.
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Waterverversching (Water Refreshment) -  SCHONK

Waterverversching (Water Refreshment)
JAN SCHONK
Dutch, (1889-1976)
Etching, undated (probably circa 1920-25), Hijner/ Hilversum catalogue 37, edition unknown. 14 1/2 x 18 1/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Titled in pencil, upper left. Inscribed, eigendruk," lower left (printed by hand). This is a fine impression in good condition. The margins are full. (There are a few spots of foxing(?) here and there in the margins.) Schonk did a series of fish etchings (and woodcuts) in black and white which echo the earlier work of J.G. Veldheer and his color woodcuts. Schonk's stylized work from the art deco era is quite distinctive and certainly worthy of more attention. He was a student of Simon Moulijn in Groningen.
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La Moisson (The Harvest) -  SCOUPREMAN

La Moisson (The Harvest)
PIERRE SCOUPREMAN
Belgian, (1873-1960)
Woodcut, 1920s, edition unknown. 15 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed and titled in ink. This is a fine impression in very good condition. There's some minor creasing in the wide margins. In addition to his expressionist style woodcuts, Scoupreman was a gifted painter. He was friendly with Rik Wouters.
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Mother and Child -  STEVENS

Mother and Child
AIME STEVENS
Belgian, (1879-1951)
Lithograph, undated (circa 1910-, edition unknown. 16 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. Signed on the stone with monogram and also signed in ink with a dedication to the artist Albert Roelofs. A fine impression of this endearing print. Full margins. A few soft creases showing. Stevens was a master draughtsman and a Professor at the Academy de Bruxelles.
$950

Paris Bookstalls -  STRUBE

Paris Bookstalls
JAN STRUBE
Dutch, (1892-1985)
Lithograph, 1953, edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 19 1/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine, richly inked impression in very good condition. (There's minor soiling in the full margins.) Strube was an outstanding draughtsman and he was a natural as a lithographer. His work is intensely realistic and often his imagery borders on the surreal. He was a member of "Arti et Amicitiae" (Amsterdam) and there was an exhibition of his work in Breda in 1942. His work is included in the Rijksprentenkabinet.
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Woman Leaning on a Mirror -  THOMAS

Woman Leaning on a Mirror
HENRI THOMAS
Belgian, (1878-1972)
Drypoint, undated (circa 1910-, edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. Signed in pencil and also with a pencil dedication. A fine impression printed with tone. Wide margins. Very good condition.
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Leda and the Swan -  TIELEMANS

Leda and the Swan
EMILE-HENRI TIELEMANS
Belgian, (1883-1960)
Drypoint printed in color, 1926, edition 50. 10 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This lovely print was issued in the portfolio La Gravure Originale Belge, Volume 3, 1929. Tielemans was also an illustrator and jewelry designer.
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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)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
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)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
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

Charley Voor Het Raam (Charley before the Window) -  TOOROP

Charley Voor Het Raam (Charley before the Window)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
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.
$6,000

The Shell Fisherman (De Schelpenvisser) -  TOOROP

The Shell Fisherman (De Schelpenvisser)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
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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In the Studio (In t' Atelier) -  TOOROP

In the Studio (In t' Atelier)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
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

Sprokkelend Kind (Young Girl Gathering Sticks) -  TOOROP

Sprokkelend Kind (Young Girl Gathering Sticks)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Drypoint, 1899, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 47 (iii/III), edition unknown. 6 1/16 x 7 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in ink lower right (the signature is a bit faint as is often the case with Toorop's prints.) This is a very good impression with plate tone and with traces of burr in the water and on her legs and hair. Printed on a smooth cream Japanese paper, the margins are wide and probably full. The third state shows just the suggestion of the girl at right who had been added in state two. Boats and clouds are also added in the third state along the horizon line. The print is now signed and dated in the plate. This charming print was done along the Dutch coast at Katwijk aan Zee.
$5,500

Merry-go-Round -  TYTGAT

Merry-go-Round
EDGARD TYTGAT
Belgian, (1879-1957)
Woodcut and linoleum cut printed in colors, 1918-1919, Taillaert 40 (planche 3), edition 45. 6 1/4 x 8 1/16 in. Signed, numbered and inscribed in pencil,"1er essai," and "épreuve d'artiste, Edgard Tytgat, London 1918." This is a superb, early impression with the text, before the later printings when the colors are not as vibrant and not as richly inked. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. "Carrousels and Baraques" is Tytgat's best known series of prints and this set of six works was extremely popular. There were multiple editions as well as impressions in black and white and in single colors. This superb impression is from the collection of Auguste Taevernier (1895-1976), (Lugt 3334) who was the author of a catalogue raisonné of James Ensor.
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Caravans -  TYTGAT

Caravans
EDGARD TYTGAT
Belgian, (1879-1957)
Woodcut and linoleum cut printed in colors, 1919, Taillaert 40, planche 6; edition 60. 6 x 8 in. Signed, dated "1925" and numbered in pencil. This is an exceptional impression printed on thin Japanese paper with the printed title just below the image. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There a few soft wrinkles in the lower left corner of the margins.) This is one of six plates from Tytgat's most famous series, "Carrousels et Barques." This is the first edition of this print with later printings done unnumbered and in black and white only. Tytgat's style is both expressionist and charmingly naive. He was interested in "scènes quotidiennes," popular tales, the circus and the tradition of the Flemish kermesse. This impression is from the collection of Auguste Taevernier (1895-1976), (Lugt 3334), who was the author of a catalogue raisonné of James Ensor prints.
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