Street Musician (Straatmuzikant) - ANTOON HERCKENRATH
Woodcut, 1942, Smitsmuseum catalogue # 9, edition unknown. 17 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. The sheet is also inscribed, "pr.v/e afdruk," which means "proef van een afdruk" (trial proof). This is a fine, even impression printed on off-white laid paper. The margins are wide and probably untrimmed. The condition is very good apart from soft wrinkling in the top margin. This potent wartime image is featured on the cover of the 1977 retrospective catalogue of the artist's prints which was held at the Jakob Smitsmuseum. Herckenrath was strongly influenced by the woodcuts of Henri van Straten. As stated in the Dictionnaire Biographique (Volume II) by Pas/Corval, page 152, "Est un des xylographes les plus importants de l'epoque."
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