Two White Egrets

Date
1898
Description

Twee Zilverreigers (original Dutch title)

Lithograph printed in black in on chine-collé.
Ref: Rijksmuseum - de Groot 89.  Also reproduced page 92-93 in Cliff Ackley’s catalog Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau, Boston, 2014.
One of five compositions from the series titled Dierstudies (Studies of Animals).  It is one of van Hoytema’s most famous and sought-after lithographs.
Edition unknown.
Signed in pencil, though possibly apocryphal.
The size given is for the chine-colle.
Toned on the verso.  Slight toning in the support sheet in the upper margin (visible in the image depicting the sheet).  Both conditions are mild and unobtrusive.  Otherwise in very fine condition.

Size
18 3/8 x 14 inches
Price
$3,000