Happy Gouda (Verheugd Gouda) - JAN TOOROP
Lithograph, 1897, Spaanstra-Polak 30; edition unknown. 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone. This is a fine impression printed in brown ink on wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine and the sheet has the usual center crease. This is the only known state of the print and it was published as such as a supplement to "De Kroniek," May 2, 1897. In fact, the catalog raisonne illustrates this, the published version, without reference to any known proofs. It was printed by S. Lankhout & Co. of The Hague. Depicted in the upper right are Queen Emma and Princess Wilhelmina of Holland. This is a celebratory, symbolic image based on their visit to a candle factory in Gouda. The windows of St. John's Church are seen in the background. This captivating and somewhat curious work is beautifully drawn by Toorop and is indicative of his many contributions to Dutch art and design in the art nouveau era.
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