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CAREL NICOLAAS STORM VAN 'S GRAVESANDE (Dutch / 1841-1924)

Carel Nicolaas Storm van 's Gravesande (Charles Storm van 's Gravesande) was one of the leading Dutch artists of his day, winning the Gold Medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Born in Breda, Storm van 's Gravesande lived in Germany, France, and Belgium. Storm van 's Gravesande was a friend of the Belgian artist Félicien Rops, who guided him in his first steps in etching, and art in which Storm van 's Gravesande was to excel, producing over 400 etchings, mostly landscapes and seascapes. Charles Storm van 's Gravesande was also deeply interested in lithography. Our lithograph by Storm van 's Gravesande is one of the first examples of a lithograph printed from a prepared aluminium plate rather than the usual lithographic stone, or zinc. This process, developed by Scholz, was patented under the name Algraphy, and Storm van 's Gravesande's experiments in the new medium were described as algraphs. As with the term zincograph, the word algraph soon became obsolete, prints from stone, zinc, and aluminium all now being subsumed in the term lithograph. Five of Storm van 's Gravesande's algraphs were exhibited to acclaim at the Salon du Champ de Mars in 1897, and subsequently at the Glass Palace in Munich, where two of them were bought by the German government for inclusion in the print collection of the Royal Museum. Because of his highly unusual name, variant spellings are commonly found.

See also:

ALBERT BAERTSOEN

Selected prints by CAREL NICOLAAS STORM VAN 'S GRAVESANDE

Canal, c.1892
Etching/aquatint
Decline of day, 1897
Lithograph

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