James Ensor (1860-1949)
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James Ensor (1860-1949)


James Ensor (1860-1949)
signed and dated 'Ensor 80' (lower right)
oil on canvas
35 X 43 cm.
Mr. C. Jussiant, Antwerp.
Mr. E. Bonnivert, Antwerp.
Anonymous sale, Campo, Antwerp, year unknown, where acquired by the father of the present owner.
X. Tricot, James Ensor, Cataloque Raisonné of the paintings I 1875 -1902, cat.no. 153, p. 146.
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Lot Essay

In contrast to French 'Plein-airisme' Ensor's Impressionism has the restrained grey light of the North, the careful balance between warm rose tones and the cool blues. A heavy impasto is characteristic for this period during which Ensor often drew with the palette knife.
'This contributes to the fullness of atmosphere in all his early painting, where the air seems to move about the scene in heavy and almost tangible waves' (see: L. Tanenbaum, James Ensor, New York 1951, p.37).

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