Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Davignon: unknown aquatint etcher


unknown aquatint etcher,
probably working in or visiting the Netherlands around 1930. 

After a break and absence I'ld like to start 2017 with a suggestion from Wolfgang in Frankfurt. He pointed me to this aquatint etching showing the Koepelkerk and the Singel (canal) in Amsterdam. The Lutheran church was build around 1670.  

The etcher so far I was not able to identify, he is not mentioned in any of the Lexicons (some earlier, 19th century Avignon family members are in Benezit), also because Googling the family name gets mixed up with Picasso's famous 1916 "Demoiselles d'Avignon" considered the first modernist painting of the 20th century showing 5 prostitutes in an Avignon brothel. 

The characteristic Koepel church is depicted by many artists very often and this is one of the nicest examples I know by Frans Langeveld (1877-1939). 

I found one other example by the etcher "Davignion" showing the Dom (tower build 1250-1500) in Utrecht seen with the Stadhoudersbrug (bridge). The tower is in scaffolds so probably seen by the artist around 1930. The tower was under restoration in 1921-38. 

If you happen to stumble over this posting and have more information, biographical or examples of his (or hers) work please contact me or send for sharing. 


All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only.

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