Jan Poortenaar (1886-1958) - Poort, Louvre Parijs

Description
Jan Poortenaar (1886-1958) - Poort, Louvre Parijs
Etching - Not signed - Eerste helft 20e eeuw

Very nice etching in large format, in excellent condition with wide margins.
Printing: first edition, 4 of 6.

Jan Christiaan Poortenaar (Amsterdam 23 July 1886 - Naarden 15 October 1958) was a Dutch graphic artist, graphic designer, painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, etcher, lithographer, wood engraver, illustrator, author and publisher. He was self-taught, but was taught by Piet van Wijngaerdt and Willem Witsen. He received a Royal grant for painting at age 20, and this was followed by exhibitions in Brussels and London. From 1914 to 1922 Poortenaar lived in London, where he made his first major etchings of Trafalgar Square and the Waterloo Bridge. In 1915, he won the silver medal at the International Exhibition in San Francisco.

He painted landscapes, Oriental scenes, portraits, cityscapes, flowers, still lifes, and exlibris. He wrote books with his own illustrations, translated books and illustrated other books and magazine articles.

Lot details
Artist
Jan Poortenaar (1886-1958)
Title of artwork
Poort, Louvre Parijs
Year
Eerste helft 20e eeuw
Technique
Etching
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
49.7×64 cm
Total dimensions
56.5×76.5×0 cm
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