Author Heetman, A. J. A. [and] F. Heetman Heetman Collection of stained glass designs.
Published 1919-ca. 1971
Item ID 72798
€2,500.00
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Rotterdam, Heetman,1919-ca. 1971. Various material and sizes; predominantly original designs in pencil and watercolour, or white drawing ink. Also some framed drawings, numerous photos and photo negatives of original artwork and examples obtained by Heetman from other sources, as well as printed matter containing Heetman designs. In all many hundreds of items. The Heetman firm in Rotterdam (Pieter de Raadtstraat) was renowned for their versatility and quality in glass design. Their specialities were sandblasting and stained glass. The company was founded by the glass painter and artist Alphonsus Johannes Augustinus Heetman (1885-1957) - previously working for the design company Aestetisch Technisch Bureau ‘Kunstzin’ - and continued by his son, Gijsbertus Johannes Franciscus Heetman (1911-2004). In 1928, the firm placed advertisements in the famous Dutch avant-garde design periodical Wendingen . The present collection, from their archives, forms a very interesting cross section of the firm’s designs, chiefly from the 1900s into the early 1970s - a period interrupted by WWII and in particular the destruction of large parts of Rotterdam by the German Luftwaffe. The earlier designs are chiefly in Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style, this gradually being replaced by Art Deco, followed by Nieuwe Zakelijkheid (New Objectivity). This archive comprises hundreds of original designs, several albums with illustrations of completed works, and examples of works by other firms, apparently for inspiration and reference, as well as original tools used in the stain glass industry, amongst which 6 diamond cutters, and part of its administration (several folders). Various material and sizes; predominantly original designs in pencil and watercolour, or white drawing ink. Also some framed drawings, numerous photos and glass negatives of original artwork and examples obtained by Heetman from other sources, as well as printed matter containing Heetman designs. In all many hundreds of items. All material in a very good state. A rich, versatile, and highly interesting collection, containing some stunning artwork. From Art Deco to New Objectivity - over 60 years of design