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    Sale 5846

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    29 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 27

    James Ensor (1860-1949)

    Detail of furniture

    Price Realised  


    James Ensor (1860-1949)
    Detail of furniture
    signed and indistinctly dated 'J. Ensor 85' (centre right)
    pencil on paper
    8¾ x 6¾in. (22 x 17.1cm.)
    Executed in 1885

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    Sold with a photo-certificate from the Ensor Advisory Committee, dated Deinze, March 4th 2009.
    Studies of furniture from Ensor's family were common within the artist's oeuvre between 1885 and 1886. This sketch is a detail of the dresser in his drawing room. Examples of his important works featuring such domestic details include Le meuble hanté of 1885 and Mon portrait triste et somptueux of 1886.

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    Piccadilly Gallery, London

    Saleroom Notice

    This work is upside down in the catalogue illustration.


    R. Hoozee, S. Bown-Taevernier & J. F. Heijbroek, James Ensor, dessins et estampes, Antwerp, 1987, no.35 (illustrated p.67).