19 March 2014
James Ensor (1860-1949)
L' Artiste par lui-même (Self-Portrait) (Delteil, Croquez, Taevernier, Elesh 4)
etching, 1886, on simili-Japan paper, Elesh's third, final state, signed and dedicated Pour mon ami Albert Croquez/ le plus chevelu de mes portraits in pencil, countersigned twice and titled mon portrait in pencil verso, with wide margins, a small ink spot in the lower margin, otherwise in very good condition
P. 102 x 72 mm; S. 282 x 233 mm.
Albert Croquez (1886-1949), Paris; presumably a gift from the artist (according to the dedication).
Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912-2004), Paris, with her blindstamp (not in Lugt).
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Bateau Lavoir, Paris, 1978, no. 4.
Strasbourg/Basel, 1995-96, no. 4.
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