19 March 2014
James Ensor (1860-1949)
Buste (Bust) (D., Cr., T., E. 18)
drypoint, 1887, on China paper, signed, dated, titled and inscribed pointe sèche in pencil, with wide margins, deckle edges below and at left, the upper sheet edge verso glued to the mount, otherwise in very good condition
P. 129 x 87 mm., S. 268 x 208 mm.
Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912-2004), Paris, with her blindstamp (not in Lugt).
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Bateau Lavoir, Paris, 1978, no. 18.
Strasbourg/Basel, 1995-96, no. 23.
According to Croquez, this unidentified bronze bust which stood on the mantelpiece of the Rousseau home was probably by the Belgian sculptor Jef Lambeaux (1852-1908).
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.
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