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Dirk Koning, With Full Sails

Koning, Dirk (Groot-Schermer 1888 – Blaricum 1978). With Full Sails. Onemasted vessel with large gaff and spinnaker before the wind from front. Woodcut. C. 1920. Inscribed: in the stock with the ligated monogram DK, autographed in ink: DKoning / (Hand impression / Palm wood) & verso in pencil: Met volle zeilen. 2⅝ × 2¾ in (6.8 × 7 cm).

Vollmer III, 94; van Waay 66. – Proof before the hatching at the left sides of the two sails, too, and before the hatching of the two clouds (see comparative ills. below). – On wide-margined Japan hand-made paper. – Koning was pupil of Jaap Weyand, later furthered by Fauconnier & Piet van Wijngaerdt. Active as figure, flower, and landscape painter, in the ’50s i. a. in Altkloster near Buxtehude, and married with the painter and etcher Louise Marie Louber.

Offer no. 16,199 | EUR 59. (c. US$ 71.) + shipping

Dirk Koning, With full sails

– – – The same in final state with the additional little lines mentioned above as optically more charming, for the rest only with the signature “DKoning” and the inscription on the back. – Under greyish brown marbled thin artist’s passepartout, mounted on that by the upper and lower edge of the paper. – Contrary to the sheet above less wide-margined: above 2 cm, the sides 1.5 cm, below 3.5 cm.

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