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Thijs Mauve: Rotterdam Wood Engravings

Thijs Mauve [1915–1996] was a Dutch artist whose skills included wood engraving. Amongst the surviving blocks (some of which his widow has left to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) are a suite of ten images that he engraved for use in a book, published in 1949, commemorating the completion of the reconstruction of Rotterdam Harbour after its destruction during World War II. These are striking images and seem to me worth reproducing. 

Published in 2017.


Set in Lutetia and printed on Zerkall Ingres, the sheets French-folded in a stab binding.


100 copies. Out of print.

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