Sognando II, 2018
from the series ‘Songs for soprano’
Toyobo etching on chine collé
Hahnemühle + Japanese Kitakata paper, framed in uncoated nut wood, museum glass
In the photo series Songs for soprano, etude #01, Jitske Schols makes an imaginary journey back to the 19th century and visits the estate of Ewijckshoeve in Lage Vuursche. Schols grew up at this estate which used to be the ‘country residence’ of the patrician family Witsen in the late nineteenth century. Their son Willem Witsen was a Dutch painter, etcher and photographer associated with the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. Thanks to his generosity, Ewijckshoeve became a gathering place for writers, musicians and painters and formed the backdrop of the Tachtigers movement who proclaimed the principle of l’art pour l’art. Works of art originated here, can now be found in leading museums like the Rijksmuseum or the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
In Songs for soprano, etude #01 Schols is intrigued by the sister of Willem Witsen who also lived on the same estate, but wasn’t very fortunate. Who was this woman? What did her life look like and what caused her to do what she did? In this quest, the photographer reflects her own life on that of a woman who lived a century earlier on the same spot on earth and by doing so she created an intuitive and personal document.
Available in 2 sizes in an edition of 5 per size:
framework 40 x 33 cm a €1.090,-
framework 57 x 47 cm a €1.780,-
More information and purchases: Galerie Caroline O’Breen, Amsterdam
This fine art is offered in an authorized signed and numbered size-limited edition of:
> 5 images in frame size 40 x 33 cm
> 5 images in frame size 57 x 47 cm
There are no unauthorized, unsigned and/or unnumbered impressions. There are 2 additional Artist Proofs per size outside the regular editions. The original digital file has not been destroyed. The photographer reserves the right to reproduce prints outside the limited edition for promotional purposes, in books, magazines, exhibitions and press cards. These reproductions are not considered originals but may augment the value of your original.
Delivery time after ordering will take 2 – 4 weeks.
Guidelines for treatment and protection of the artwork
Try to avoid touching the print with bare hands, so that grease stains can not occur. The etch is of museum quality, but vulnerable in that respect. So please use special gloves when you have to touch the print. It’s best to prevent the etch from being cleaned. In general it will not be necessary. Should it be necessary, it is probably best to use an air pressure spray at a safe distance from the etch. Hang the artwork anywhere in the house, but preferably not in the bathroom, above the stove or in the blazing sun. Think carefully about a suitable place!