Dutch & Belgian Prints

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Groenburgwal, Amsterdam -  EVERBAG

Groenburgwal, Amsterdam
FRANS EVERBAG
Dutch, (1877-1947)
Mezzotint printed in colors, circa 1918, Vervoorn 13, edition unknown. 10 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a very good impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. There are two skilfully repaired splits along the platemark, top and bottom. There are also a few subtle printing creases in the image, mostly in the sky at right. This superbly crafted, Vermeer-like image is a tribute to Everbag's virtuosity in a variety of intaglio printmaking methods. He's best known for his color etchings.
$900

Peacock in a Landscape -  GERBRANDS

Peacock in a Landscape
ROELF GERBRANDS
Dutch, (1891-1954)
Etching, undated, edition probably about 50. 17 1/8 x 26 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "model" in pencil. This is a superb proof impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from slight wrinkling and minor repairs in the margins. Gerbrandts produced several large, decorative works with birds as subject. He lived and worked in Amsterdam and after 1921, in Haarlem. He studied with Jan Visser and F.W. Nieuwenhuis.
$1,500

Dancer -  HEIJSE

Dancer
JAN HEIJSE
Dutch, (1882-1954)
Woodcut, undated (probably about 1930), editon unknown. 7 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are two original brown paper hinges at the top corners of the margins, away from the image.) Heijse lived and worked in Middelburg and Amsterdam. He was a student of C. J. W. Nuijs and studied at the Rijksakademie. He also took lessons from Jan Toorop. Heijse was known as a painter and illustrator and his woodcuts are quite well done with a flair for compelling design.
$450

The Lovers (De Verloofden) -  HERCKENRATH

The Lovers (De Verloofden)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Linoleum cut, 1942, subsequent to the Horemans catalogue, edition probably 25. 12 7/8 x 10 in. Initialed in the block. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on light cream laid paper. The condition is quite good other than a faint bit of toning within a previous mat opening. The margins are full. Herckenrath studied at the Academy in Antwerp and was influenced by the prints of Henri van Straten. This is an outstanding example of his work.
$2,400

The Neighbors (De Buren) -  HERCKENRATH

The Neighbors (De Buren)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Woodcut, 1950, Jakob Smits Museum retrospective catalog # 12, edition unknown. 15 x 11 1/8 in. Initialed in the block. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on off-white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This entertaining, post-war image shows the lighter side of Herckenrath's art. The Jakob Smits Museum held a retrospective of his work in 1977 with an accompanying catalogue. The early work is detailed in Karel Horemans 1941 book, Antoon Herckenrath, Houtsnijder. We are certain editions were rather small given the overall scarcity of the prints in today's market.
$1,600

Sunday Farmers (Zondagsboeren) -  HERCKENRATH

Sunday Farmers (Zondagsboeren)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Woodcut, 1943, Jakob Smits Museum retrospective #10, edition 25. 15 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed, titled and numbered below the image. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The title refers to the people who ardently take care of their gardens after work and on the weekends. This large, wartime work is represented in the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp.
$2,400

Old Romanticism (Oude Romantiek) -  HERCKENRATH

Old Romanticism (Oude Romantiek)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Engraving, 1958, Jakob Smits Museum retrospective #37, edition 25. 8 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Initialed in the plate lower left. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This engaging image celebrates the great sailing ships from earlier days and diverse cultures around the world.
$550

Drunken Cossack (Dronken Kozak) -  HERCKENRATH

Drunken Cossack (Dronken Kozak)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Etching, 1936, Jakob Smits Museum retrospective #43, edition probably 25. 11 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. The print is also inscribed as an artist's proof ("ép d'art.") This compelling image is beautifully drawn on copper. Angular distortions of the architecture reinforce the inebriated state of the subject.
$700

Tunisian Dancer (Tunesische Danseres) -  HERCKENRATH

Tunisian Dancer (Tunesische Danseres)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Engraving, 1944, Not listed in the Jakob Smits Museum Retrospective catalogue, edition probably 25. 6 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is also described as a trial proof "proefdruk" with an additional pencil dedication in the lower margins. Herckenrath had a large library and read many books on other civilizations. He was inspired by exotic subjects.
$650

The Uncrowned King (De Ongekroonde Konig) -  HERCKENRATH

The Uncrowned King (De Ongekroonde Konig)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Woodcut, 1941, Not listed in the Jakob Smits Museum Retrospective catalogue, edition probably 25. 13 x 10 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Also, inscribed, "proefdruk." This is a superb impression of this exemplary Belgian wartime, expressionist woodcut. The margins are full and the condition is fine. In Flanders, "an "ongekroonde konig" is someone who acts like a king, or even a tyrant, in his own territory or sphere of influence. Herckenrath was ecologically minded and he detested the misuse of power, particularly with regards to the natural world.
$2,000

Mysticism (Mystiek) -  HERCKENRATH

Mysticism (Mystiek)
ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Belgian, (1907-1977)
Woodcut, 1952, Not listed in the Jakob Smits Museum Retrospective catalogue, edition probably 25. 15 x 11 3/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a trial proof and is so inscribed. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from slight toning within an early mat opening. There's a complex narrative regarding this compelling family portrait. The Herckenraths had one daughter, Mariette, who died at a young age. This print appears to express a state between heaven (the stars), and earth; butterflies, flowers, a river, etc. which might refer to a stage between heaven and earth. This is a highly personal narrative to say the least. (I'm grateful to a friend of the artist in Belgium for assisting me in the explanation of this print. His parents were very close friends of the artist and this stellar group of Herckenrath prints are directly from this source.)
$1,800

Two Young Women from Huizen  (Twee Meisjes uit Huizen) -  HOLST

Two Young Women from Huizen (Twee Meisjes uit Huizen)
RICHARD ROLAND HOLST
Dutch, (1868-1938)
Lithograph printed in blue-grey ink on chine appliqué, 1897, edition unknown. 8 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed and dated on the stone and signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with wide margins. The condition is fine. Holst is included in Cliff Ackley's recent publication, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau(2014). He was a superb draughtsman and his talents extended to stained glass and mural painting. (RESERVED)
$1,350

De Architect -  HOLST

De Architect
RICHARD ROLAND HOLST
Dutch, (1868-1938)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1913, Edition Unknown. 17 x 12 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone. A fine impression in exceptionally fine condition. The gold printing is well preserved. This is the cover page for this publication which was created by the Dutch architect association known as Architectura et Amicitia. This fine example epitomizes the progressive graphic design which flourished in the Netherlands around 1900-1930. Applied arts and artists were a prominent part of the association as reflected here in the stunning work of Roland Holst. This impression is from the collection of Frans Leidelmeijer, Amsterdam.
$900

Swans (Zwaanen) -  HOMBERG

Swans (Zwaanen)
DIRK HOMBERG
Dutch, (1885-1952)
Lithograph, circa 1930, edition probably about 50. 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and titled in ink. A fine impression with narrow margins. The condition is fine overall. Homberg studied in Rotterdam. He was also a painter with a wide-ranging choice of subjects.
$350

Scène de Cirque (Circus Scene) -  JESPERS

Scène de Cirque (Circus Scene)
FLORIS JESPERS
Belgian, (1889-1965)
Etching, 1930, Carpentier-Lebeer 33, edition 100. 11 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. Signed in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. Jespers is one of the preeminent Belgian avant garde, modernist printmakers of the 1920s-1930s. He was good friends with the poet Paul van Ostaijen and contributed to the publications Ca Ira, Le Centaure and Sélection, among others. His produced several outstanding clown images during this period and collectively they represent a dynamic chapter in the development of modern Belgian printmaking.
$1,800

Clown et Accordéon -  JESPERS

Clown et Accordéon
FLORIS JESPERS
Belgian, (1889-1965)
Etching, 1928, Carpentier-Lebeer 32, edition 100. 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. This is a fine example from his celebrated series of clown prints. Many oils were done in addition to the prints and several impressions were hand colored by the artist.
$1,400

Clown jean (Clown assis) -  JESPERS

Clown jean (Clown assis)
FLORIS JESPERS
Belgian, (1889-1965)
Etching, 1927-28, Carpentier-Lebeer 8, edition 100. 10 1/2 x 8 1/16 in. Signed in the plate and signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Jespers liked to print on a fine cream colored wove paper. The artist actively exhibited his prints throughout his life and most of them are from the 1920s to mid 1930s. He did a small group of lithographs and woodcuts as well.
$1,600

Dutch Town View -  JONG

Dutch Town View
GERM DE JONG
Dutch, (1886-1967)
Lithograph, 1916, edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. Signed on the stone and signed and dated in pencil. This is a very good impression other than a couple minor printing creases which are barely noticeable. Narrow margins. De Jong was a fine lithographer as well as a painter. Town views such as this are typical and this is an early work.
$500

Canal de Holland, près de Rotterdam (Canal in Holland, Near Rotterdam) -  JONGKIND

Canal de Holland, près de Rotterdam (Canal in Holland, Near Rotterdam)
JOHAN BARTHOLD JONGKIND
Dutch, (1819-1891)
Etching, 1875, Melot J19 (iii/VI), edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate,lower right. This is a superb, luminous impression of this early state. The paper is a sturdy white laid bearing a partial illegible watermark. The margins are full with a deckle edge on all sides. The condition is excellent. Jongkind studied in the Hague and spent much of his time in Paris where he was a student of Eugène Isabey. He was friendly with Sisley, Boudin and also Monet and he quickly began to excel as a painter in the impressionist style. His etchings are quite painterly and early impressions such as this one convey his best achievements as a fine and underrated etcher.
$2,000

Jetée en Bois dans le Port de Honfleur -  JONGKIND

Jetée en Bois dans le Port de Honfleur
JOHAN BARTHOLD JONGKIND
Dutch, (1819-1891)
Etching, 1865, Melot J12 (ii/III), Delteil 12 ii/III), edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Titled below with the printed caption. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for a tiny paper imperfection or flaw above the three men standing at the left. This impression bears the watermark of the Société des Aquafortises and was published by Cadart and Luquet and printed by Delâtre. This print appeared in January 1866; the fifth selection for the fourth year (See Bailly-Herzberg, 1972, vol.I, pg 182.) Ex-collection: Henri M. Petiet, with his ink stamp verso.
$1,800

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