27 October 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
Charles van den Eycken (Belgian, 1809-1891)
signed and inscribed 'Ch. Van den Eyken. Bruxelles.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
31½ x 24 in. (80 x 61 cm.)
with Frederick W. Thom Ltd., Toronto.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 27 October 1997, lot 189.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately