Woodcut on paper by Jan Cobbaert – Boats near drawbridge, 1955

Original fine art mono-print by Jan Cobbaert – Boten bij ophaalbrug, circa 1955 (Boats near drawbridge)

Wood cut or Xylograph on paper signed in Indian ink on lower right by the artist. Mono-print: This woodcut is a unique piece only one is made to our knowledge.

Dimensions: paper sheet:  ± 41 x 48 cm – : Image: ± 31 x 39 cm – with frame 63 x 70.5 cm

Price: 1 500,00 $ CAD (Canadian dollars)

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Literature and references: Book – Monography of Belgian art by Maurits Bilcke, 1959, Elsevier S.A., Brussels – Similar art works in Collections as Meltzer Gallery, New York and Kunsthaus, Zurich.

Note: Jan Cobbaert was member of the international association Xylon in the Flanders, Belgium.

Xylon is an international association of woodcarvers, represented in most countries of the world, aimed at promoting woodcarving through exhibitions, exchange and inner stimulation. Also in Belgium there is a section of Xylon. Jozef Cantré was chairman of it until his death in 1957. The nine remaining members were or are: Jan Cobbaert, Jean Jacques De Grave, Frans Dille, Theo Humblet, Frans Masereel, Jean Stevo, Victor Delhez, André Toussaint and Maurice Van Essche. Naturally, the title Xylon does not cover a homogeneous group, but simply indicates a collection point of interests. A blatant example: in addition to the figuratives, the abstracts like Cobbaert and Stevo are also present.

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