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Two lithographs by Van Dobbenburgh from 1960. Both illustrations from Tolstoy's War and Peace. Sonia and Natasja's Dance. Both framed with acid-free materials. Black wooden frames with passepartout. The lithographs are in excellent condition. Signed by hand and also titled in pencil lower left. Natascha's dance: Sheet size: 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Sonia: Image size: 19x12 cm. Frame size: 33 x 26 cm. With annotation.
Aart van Dobbenburgh (Amsterdam, September 30, 1899 – Haarlem, July 3, 1988) was a Dutch artist and graphic artist.
Van Dobbenburgh became known for his lithographs. He drew various subjects, such as flowers, portraits, landscapes, but human hands were his favourite.
His total lithographic oeuvre is estimated to comprise approximately 800 works. He also made a number of woodcuts and watercolors. Nationally known are the lithographs of Mother Queen Emma (1936), his cousin Dr. Willem Drees (1949), Henriette Roland Holst (1949) and the then Queen Juliana (1961).
Van Dobbenburgh illustrated works by the Russian writers Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, among others. In 1949 Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' appeared with lithographs of the main characters by Van Dobbenburgh. He also drew 'Katoesja' and 'Mary' from Tolstoy's Resurrection and Anna Karenina after the novels of the same name.
Work by Van Dobbenburgh is represented in the Rijksprentenkabinet in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Jeroen Boschhuis in 's-Hertogenbosch, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Dutch Lithograph Museum in Valkenswaard, Teylers Museum in Haarlem, Museu de Ovar in Portugal and in private collections all over the world.