WICHMAN, Erich (1890-1929). "Het Ei". 1926. Etching in green ink on wove paper. 98 x 78 mm. Signed, dated and annotated "30/17" in pencil. W. written dedication. (Paper severely browned).With dedication to Alphonsus Phillipus Josephus ('Fons') Hellebrekers (1901-1994). In 1925, together with Vital Haesaert, a former member of the 'Sublieme Deserteurs' and sentenced to death in absentia in Belgium for this, Hellebrekers founded the 'N.V. Kunstzalen De Sirkel' in The Hague. De Sirkel exhibited work by prominent artists such as Jan Toorop, Otto van Rees, Jozef Cantré, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. When De Sirkel had to close in 1928 due to financial problems, Hellebrekers left for France together with his friend A. den Doolaard, later recorded in the novel 'De druivenplukkers'. - Van Burkom GD 11.
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