Ville Nijon by Jessie Arms Botke

Ville Nijon by Jessie Arms Botke

Ville Nijon

Jessie Arms Botke

Title

Ville Nijon

 
Artist
Year
c. 1925  
Technique
2 color blockprint 
Image Size
5 1/8 x 3 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
fewer than 20 impressions 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
fine ivory laid Japan 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21544 
Price
$900.00 
Description

Painter-printmaker Jessie Arms Botke and her husband Cornelis Botke traveled to Europe in 1923, spending a year in France and eight months in Holland. It is likely she did this two color blockprint, probably using linoleum blocks, while she was there. As was usual she included birds, in this case three ducks, within her composition which features a a building in a small village in France.

The village of Nijon is located in the department of Haute-Marne of the french region Champagne-Ardenne. The town of Nijon is located in the township of Bourmont part of the district of Chaumont. There are about 65 buildings in Nijon and has a population of 73 (2007). On 1 June 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Bourmont-entre-Meuse-et-Mouzon.