BJO Nordfeldt woodcuts for sale

American, 1878-1955

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North Sea Fishermen -  NORDFELDT

North Sea Fishermen
Woodcut printed in colors, 1906, Donovan 11, edition unknown. 9 x15 in. Signed, dated and numbered "52" in ink in the upper left corner of the image. This is a fine impression on Japanese paper of this large, dynamic print. The condition is fine with the typical small margins on all sides. Like virtually all of Nordfelfdt's prints, color variations exist and this one is especially good looking. The influence of Japanese prints is here clearly evident. The catalogue states this is the Swedish coast off Kulaberg.

The Bridge -  NORDFELDT

The Bridge
Woodcut printed in colors, 1906, Donovan/Brown 8; edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered "No. 117" in pencil. This is a fine impression with narrow margins to just around the borderline, so typical of this print. The condition is also fine. (There's a tiny speck of foxing at the borderline, upper right and a very subtle soft crease in the lower left corner of the image.) This lovely print appears in multiple color variations which is a concept Nordfeldt mastered with great effect. He was an experimenter. While spending time in Paris studying French woodcuts he became aware of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints which inspired him throughout his career. Furthermore, he studied with Frank Morley Fletcher while in England. Nordfeldt was living in Chicago in 1906 and this work was likely inspired by his time in Sweden where he was born. Impressions of this print are located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The Wave, Moonrise -  NORDFELDT

The Wave, Moonrise
Woodcut printed in colors, 1906, Donovan 19, edition unknown. 9 1/4 x 11 1/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil, lower left. This impression is not numbered but is inscribed "no._" in pencil, below the signature, suggesting the number would eventually be added by the artist. This is a very fine impression comparable to the one illustrated in the catalogue raisonné. The condition is fine other than subtle handling creases in the upper right corner. The margins are unevenly trimmed around the printed black borderline which surrounds the image and this is often the case with Nordfeldt woodcuts. Impressions of this exceptional American woodcut can be found in the following museum collections: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Museum of American Art, The New York Public Library, The Toledo Museum of Art and the Zimmerli Art Museum.

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