[Portrait by Jan Franken Pzn.]
Item ID 69834
Den Haag [The Hague], privately published, 1925. Singele sheet (18.0 x 13.2 cm), printed on one side (printed image 15.3 x 11.0 cm). Portrait of the famous Dutch lawyer and politician Hugo De Groot, or Grotius (1683-1645). This is an original, handmade print from a woodcut by the artist, Joannes Petrus Josephus "Jan" Franken Pzn. (1896-1977), a versatile artist whose works are found in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Singer Museum in Laren. This print is numbered 39 of a limited edition of 50. Signed and dated by Franken in pencil. Printed on very thin, almost ephemeral paper. Rare. See also J. Schwencke: Houtsneden van J. Franken Pzn . in: Elsevier's Geïllustreerd Maandschrift . An original, hand-made print by the artist, Jan Franken Pzn.