19 March 2014
James Ensor (1860-1949)
Grande vue de Mariakerke (Large View of Mariakerke) (D., Cr., T., E. 13)
etching, 1887, on japon nacré paper, second, final state, signed and dated in pencil, countersigned, titled and inscribed AB in pencil verso, with wide margins, a deckle edge below, the upper sheet edge verso glued to the mount, otherwise in good condition
P. 221 x 270 mm., S. 332 x 406 mm.
Augusta Boogaerts (1850-1951), Ostend; a gift from the artist.
Unidentified, stamped initials DB in a Circle (possibly L. 3175).
Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912-2004), Paris, with her blindstamp (not in L.).
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Bateau Lavoir, Paris, 1978, no. 13.
Strasbourg/Basel, 1995-96, no. 15.
The small fishing village of Mariakerke near Ostend was much loved by Ensor and became the subject of six etchings (see lots 108-112, 122, 127). The small church of 'Our Lady of the Dunes’ was particular dear to him and during his lifetime he successfully petitioned for it to be protected by law. Ensor lies buried in the small graveyard next to the church.
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