Orpheus Playing for the Animals - HENRI VAN DER STOK
HENRI VAN DER STOK
Woodcut, about 1920-25, edition unknown. 17 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. Signed in the block with the monogram and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine other than a couple of small repaired tears in the outer edges of the sheet. This monumental print is exemplary of his stylish art deco, modernist approach to the block. Van der Stok was born in Indonesia and eventually settled in the Hague. He was a gifted painter and also worked in stain glass. This print was published by VAEVO ("de Vereeninging tot Bevordering van het Aesthetisch Element in het Voortgezet Onderwijs, voor schoolversiering") which means The Society for Promotion of the Aesthetic Element in Secondary Education. Other works by van der Stok are currently available.
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