Tavik Frantisek Simon (1877 - 1942)
Noted Czech painter, printmaker and writer T. František Šimon was born in Eisenstadtel at Gitschin, Bohemia. He studied with Max Pirner at the Prague Academy of Arts followed by further studies in Dalmatia and Italy. Šimon lived in Paris from 1904 to 1914, and in Prague thereafter. He traveled extensively during the inter-war period including a round-the-world trip in 1926. Beginning in 1928, Šimon was a professor at the Prague Academy of Arts and a member of the Czech Academy. During his career he produced a body of more than six hundred prints including woodcuts, etchings, mezzoints, drypoints, and lithographs, together with many landscapes, portraits, and watercolors. Šimon wrote extensively on all aspects of the arts and published a highly respected manual of the graphic arts. He died at Prague in 1942.
Marketplace in Nice
Color soft-ground & aquatint, 1912; edition of 100. Image size 13¼" x 15¼;" sheet size 17-3/8" x 21". Red stamp in lower margin. Numbered 49, signed, and annotated "imp" by the artist in pencil in the lower margin. A beautiful print in near-fine condition with faint toning. Novak 186.
Mezzotint, 1922; edition of 55. Image size 6¼” x 8¼”; sheet size 12-1/8” x 16½”. Numbered 20 and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin; artist's chop mark in red lower left margin. A beautifully nuanced impression in very good condition overall. Novak 369; Baker 181.
Quai d'Anjou, Paris
Color soft-ground and aquatint, 1924; edition of 300. Image size 15½" x 11-7/8;" sheet size 16-7/8" x 13-3/8." Published by Les Graveurs Modernes, Paris and numbered 109 in pencil in the lower left margin. Signed in pencil by the artist in lower right margin. A very good impression with reduced but adequate margins. Novak 408.
Roman Bridge, Ronda, Spain
Etching, 1929; edition not stated. Image size 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”; sheet size 5-5/8" x 9”. Signed in the plate and published in The Print Connoisseur, Volume IX, Number 3, July, 1929. Fine
View In Old Prague
Woodcut in two colors, edition not stated. Image size 3¼” x 3-3/8”; sheet size 5-5/8" x 9”. Published in The Print Connoisseur, Volume X, Number 2, April, 1930. Fine