Edgard Tytgat (1879-1957)
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Edgard Tytgat (1879-1957)

Une page dramatique

Edgard Tytgat (1879-1957)
Une page dramatique
signed and dated 'Edgard Tytgat/1928' (lower right) and inscribed 'La derniere toilette de Marie Stuart' (lower centre); and signed and dated again, inscribed with title and numbered 'no. 220/F50' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
89 x 116 cm.
Painted in 1928.
Galerie Le Centaure, Brussels, 1932.
Jean van Parys, Brussels.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1964.
André de Ridder, 'L'Ecole Belge Contemporaine' in: Cahiers de Belgique, April-May 1931.
Emile Langui, Paul Kenis, 'Terugblik op de tentoonstelling op hedendaagsche kunst in het Paleis voor Schone Kunsten' in: Kunst, July 1931, pp. 182-185.
Anonymous, 'Edgard Tytgat', in: La vie heureuse, Brussels, 15 August 1933.
Maurice Roelants, Edgard Tytgat: Monographie de l'Art Belge, Antwerp, 1948, no. 22 (illustrated).
Albert Dasnoy, Edgard Tytgat. Catalogue raisonné de son oeuvre peint, établi avec la collaboration de Madame Gisèle Ollinger-Zinque, Brussels, 1965, no. 218, p. 190 (illustrated).
Brussels, Galerie Le Centaure, Edgard Tytgat, February - March 1928, no. 14.
Berlin, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim/Düsseldorf, Edgard Tytgat, 9 February - March 1929, no. 24.
New York, The European and American Art Committee, Comtemporary Belgian Painting-Graphic Art and Sculpture, October - December 1929, no. 96.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Retrospectieve Edgard Tytgat, 21 March - 19 April 1931, no. 165.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, L'Expressionisme Belge, November - December 1952, no. 123.
Ostend, Casino-Kursaal Oostende, Edgard Tytgat, 2 July - 15 August 1955, no. 13.
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Lot Essay

Tytgat's style can be described as a simplification of reality with an intended naivety. He derived his inspiration mainly from daily life and incorporated these experiences in his own dream world. For the present lot Tytgat was inspired by the story of Marie Stuart (1542-1587). We see her just before she makes her last toilette, as the inscription on the paintings indicates. Tytgat's work always has a certain poetic and playful character, soft irony, youthful courage and underlying eroticism which is also visible in the present lot.

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