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

Medium: lithographs

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

Dutch, (1863-1917)

Lithographs, 1894, Rijksmuseum/deGroot 48 and 49 (ii/II); edition possibly 200. each image measures 16 x 9 3/4 in. Each image is signed and dated on the stone. Each is signed and numbered in pencil. These are fine, rich impressions with full margins. The condition of both sheets is excellent. New Year is from the collection of the artist Simon Moulijn (1866-1948) (Lugt 1849a). To quote Cliff Ackley, "The prints' tall vertical format suggests Asian hanging scrolls, and both have symbolically related decorative borders along the bottom edge. The images are for Hoytema unusually abstract and ornamental in feeling." (See page 78, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014). This iconic pair of lithographs is quite rare today and represents Dutch Art Nouveau (Nieuwe Kunst) at its best. (There's a suggestion in the literature that the edition is 200. This is somewhat doubtful given the scarcity of these prints.)       SOLD

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