Fernand Toussaint (Belgian, 1873-1955)
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Fernand Toussaint (Belgian, 1873-1955)

Angel

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Fernand Toussaint (Belgian, 1873-1955)
Angel
signed 'Fernand/Toussaint' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour heightened with white and gold, on paper
11 ½ x 8 ½ in. (29.3 x 21.6 cm.)
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

Ferdinand Toussaint studied in Paris, and was friends with Alfred Stevens. Although his output is primarily associated with still-life painting and depictions of attractive women, the present lot (possibly a design for a theatre poster or opera house) betrays his Belgian roots with a feel for symbolism, and a bow towards the direction of Art Nouveau - so prevalent in Paris at the time.
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