20 - 23 May 1997
Firmin Baes (1874-1945)
Portrait of Mrs. Brandt-Witlocxs, seated three quarter length, wearing a blue silk evening dress and a white stole, white roses in a vase on a commode beside her
signed and dated lower right Firmin Baes/1920.
pastel on paper
100 x 80 cm
Sale of the contents of Castle of Ingelmunster, on the premises,
22-23-24 September 1986, lot C70
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Brussels, Salon des Beaux - Arts, 1920 (according to a label on the reverse)
Firmin was born in Sint-Joost-ten-Noode, the son of the decorative artist Henri Baes who was director of the School voor Sierkunsten in Brussels. He studied at the Academy of Brussels with Léon Frédéric and became especially renowned as pastellist.
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