Jan Altink etchings for sale

Dutch, 1885-1971

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Blauwbrugje (Little Blue Bridge) -  ALTINK

Blauwbrugje (Little Blue Bridge)
Etching and aquatint, probably about 1924-25, very small edition. 11 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil lower right and also inscribed "eigendruk" in the lower left. This is a fine impression of this very rare print. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's some subtle skinning and adhesive residue on the front margins from a previous face mat.) Altink was born, raised and studied in Groningen and this is a view of the countryside where he lived. He was a founding member of the Dutch expressionist group called "de Ploeg" which means both "plow" and "team". He was also a gifted painter and this subject appears in more than one of his oils. The Groninger Museum houses a solid collection of his work and of other de Ploeg artists such as Wiegers, Dijkstra, Alkema, Faber, etc. Since 1993, the Museum has published a series of books on de Ploeg artists and the volume devoted to Altink, "Jan Altink - Iconen Van Het Groningerland," was recently published.

Jan Wiegers with Model -  ALTINK

Jan Wiegers with Model
Etching, 1923, edition unknown. 12 1/8 x 9 5/8 in. Signed with the artist's estate stamp. This is a fine, lifetime impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good other than a crease in the right margin. This work is illustrated (#69) in Jan Altink, Groninger Land en Menschen (1969) published by the Gemeentemuseum in the Hague. Altink was one of the founders, along with Jan Wiegers and others, of the Dutch expressionist movement known as "de Ploeg." Altink was born in Groningen and that's were this important movement started in 1918. He was also a painter of great merit and produced many other prints.

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