A view of the "Kolk" in Rotterdam, Holland, titled "Rotterdam Kolk" at lower left, plate signed with conjoined initials (tiny) and pencil signed "Marius Janssen" at lower right margin, 12 1/4" by 18 1/2" as framed. The Kolk is a familiar part of the center of this historic city, which suffered severe damage in World War II. The paper has darkened with age, the margins are very tight, maybe trimmed a bit to fit the frame, and there is a small edge tear at upper right, not really visible at all except from the reverse side. There seems to be little information on the artist beyond birth/death dates. From works that have appeared at auction, it seems he was a prolific graphic artist in the Netherlands, most comfortable with landscapes.
Rotterdam Netherlands etching pencil signed by artist MARIUS JANSSEN (1885-1957)