19 March 2014
James Ensor (1860-1949)
La Blague de l'Eléphant (The Elephant Joke) (D., Cr., T., E. 51)
etching, 1888, on simili-Japan paper, signed, dated and titled in pencil, countersigned in pencil verso, with wide margins, occasional soft creasing at the sheet edges, old brown paper hinges in places along the sheet edges verso, a thin spot at the upper edge verso, otherwise in good condition
P. 179 x 239 mm., S. 347 x 477 mm.
Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912-2004), Paris, with her blindstamp (not in Lugt).
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Bateau Lavoir, Paris, 1978, no. 51.
Strasbourg/Basel, 1995-96, no. 63.
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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