Jan Toorop (1858-1928) - Grote gekleurde litho: "Roerkuipen in kaarsenfabriek"

Jan Toorop (1858-1928) - Grote gekleurde litho: "Roerkuipen in kaarsenfabriek"
Lithograph - Plate signed - 1905

"Roerkuipen in kaarsenfabriek": for making candles, the cakes are melted so they can cooldown to milk white. This is called ‘cold stirring’.

Highly sought-after work by Jan Toorop from 1905.
Coloured lithograph on its original cardboard!
Signed in the print and dated on the bottom left and with the stamp of stone printing company Lankhout in The Hague.
In good condition:
- in the page are tiny folds, not uncommon given the age, which are not visible framed.
- the extreme edges of the left and right margin are somewhat more creased.
- barely visible and tiny 6 mm tear on the left centre along the edge (is covered by the mat).
Framed with mat, the work is very good because the image is unaffected.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the then director Hendrik IJssel De Schepper of the royal Stearine candle factory in Gouda, Jan Toorop produced a series of twelve lithographs on the production process at the factory in assignment of the IJssel de Schepper family.

Of these lithographs, there are (as far as I know) no hand-signed copies in existence.
The lithographs are based on pastel drawings by Toorop. However, these drawings are hand-signed.

Toorop's signature was featured in the lithograph and was directly copied into the drawing.

Cardboard: 68.5 x 59 cm.
Page: 64 cm x 54 cm.
Litho: 57 cm x 47 cm.

Lot details
Jan Toorop (1858-1928)
Title of artwork
Grote gekleurde litho: "Roerkuipen in kaarsenfabriek"
Plate signed
In good condition
Sold with frame
0.5 kg
Image size
57×47 cm
Total dimensions
0×64×54 cm
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