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Salomon van Abbé

  1883 – 1955
 
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The Windmill, Wenduyne, Belgium

The Windmill, Wenduyne, Belgium   1927

Original drypoint.

Very good impression, with burr, from the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs.

£240



Mr. Speaker

Mr. Speaker  

Original drypoint.

Very good, strong impression from the only edition of 60 signed and numbered proofs.

£140



Neville Chamberlain, M.P.

Neville Chamberlain, M.P.  

Original drypoint.

Very good signed proof impression with rich drypoint burr, from the only edition.

£180



[The Plaintiff’s Case]

[The Plaintiff’s Case]   c.1932

Original drypoint.

Presentation proof - an excellent impression with the drypoint burr printing strong and fresh. Inscribed by the artist in pencil to a friend and dated 1932.

£200



The Judgement sold

The Judgement   c.1927

Original drypoint.

Very strong signed proof impression with rich drypoint burr. From the only edition of 50 numbered proofs.

SOLD



Dentellière of Bruges sold

Dentellière of Bruges  

Original drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression with rich drypoint burr. Numbered ‘1’ from the only edition of 60 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD

 

The skilled drypoint artist Salomon van Abbé was born in Amsterdam in 1883 but moved to England when five years old, being made a naturalised citizen. He became well known for his original prints of everyday genre, but it was his splendid drypoint portraits which were to win him lasting fame. Van Abbé had developed his skills as a portrait artist through the teaching of W.P. Robins but developed a penetrating wit in his depiction of characters which parallelled that of his friend and relative, the famous Jersey artist and printmaker, Edmund Blampied. [more]