Naar Jan Mankes - "Zeelt"

Naar Jan Mankes - "Zeelt"
heliogravure - Plate signed - 1917 / 1923

Framed heliogravure after woodcut by Jan Mankes (1889-1920). He made the woodcut in 1917 under the title; Zeelt. This heliogravure of the work was published in 1923 in a series with the help of his wife Anne Zernike-Mankes.

A great Dutch master artist, who unfortunately only turned 31 years old. His entire oeuvre, created between 1907 and 1918, includes about 150 paintings, mostly in small sizes, some 100 drawings and more than 40 sheets of graphics, mainly etchings and woodcuts.

After his death, several exhibitions and books and catalogues were published. There are three luxury bound books with "loose" heliogravures of his hand/work published in small edition, in collaboration with his wife Anne Zernike-Mankes and Roland Holst. This heliogravure was part of the publication in 1928.

Mankes already became famous during his life and that never really went away.

the heliogravure is in good condition. It is attached to the original sheet at two points, on which it was offered in 1923. Comes in old wooden frame with new matte blue mat.
I think it can go on the wall immediately!
The photos were taken without glass for a better view. Offered with glass.

Words by Roland Holst about Jan Mankes of the time:

Mankes possessed a wisdom, which is often the youth's own, if it lives on the border of death.
He was aware of his clean limitations. He knew how far his gifts could carry him. He never made a mistake in that, either. So he achieved his happiness only on this wonderfully attainment - the countries, where all emotion transcends a world and every recognition is a liberation.

Will be carefully packaged and sent worldwide with track and trace.

Lot details
Naar Jan Mankes
Title of artwork
1917 / 1923
Plate signed
In good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
94×118 mm
Total dimensions
23×285×20 mm
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