Christmas Eve / New Year (Kerstnacht / Nieuwjaar) - THEO VAN HOYTEMA

Medium: lithographs

Christmas Eve / New Year (Kerstnacht / Nieuwjaar) - THEO VAN HOYTEMA - lithographs

Dutch, (1863-1917)

Lithographs, 1894, Rijksmuseum/deGroot 48 & 49 (i/II), edition unknown in this state; proofs only. each approximately 16 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Both images are initialed and dated on the stone. Here we have fine impressions in generally very good condition. Both are printed on one sheet of off-white wove paper with substantial margins. These are both rare first state proofs before the published edition of 200 signed and numbered impressions. The primary differences in the two states are as follows: Christmas Eve; the star in the sky in the upper right is much larger in the first state. In New Year; here in the first state, the blank area to the left of the owl in the lower left corner is dark before the verticle scratches were added. Impressions of the first state(s) are cited in Amsterdam at the Rijksmuseum and in the Hague at the Gemeentemuseum. This iconic set of lithographs are rare today, especially in an early proof sheet such as this. Condition: there's a soft horizontal crease running across the images and a skillful repair in "New Year" in the lower left corner of the image. This outstanding example of Dutch art nouveau (nieuwe kunst) printmaking is illustrated and discussed on pages 78-81 in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau by Cliff Ackley (2014). (RESERVED)      SOLD

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