23 - 24 June 2015
Xavier Mellery (Laken 1845-1921 Brussels)
Les fiancés de Marken en costumes d'apparat
the first signed 'X Mellery' (lower left); and the second signed 'X Mellery' (lower right)
chalk, watercolour and gouache on paper
473 x 280 mm.
Mr. Albert Nyssens-Braun, thence by descent to the present owner.
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Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Xavier Mellery, 16 October-7 November 1937, nos. 158 and 159, as: Les Fiancés de Marken en costumes d'apparat.
Please compare to a similar composition by the artist in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, dated circa 1880.
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