19 March 2014
James Ensor (1860-1949)
La Dormeuse (The Sleeper) (D., Cr., T., E. 15)
etching, 1887, on chine collé on laid paper, a fine, tonal impression of this very rare print, first state (of two), signed, dated and titled in pencil, with wide margins, some soft creasing in the margins, otherwise in very good condition
P. 89 x 129 mm., S. 166 x 236 mm.
Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912-2004), Paris, with her blindstamp (not in Lugt).
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Bateau Lavoir, Paris, 1978, no. 15.
Strasbourg/Basel, 1995-96, no. 18.
The subject of this tender study is Ensor’s aunt Mimi, who lived with her sister’s family during the winter months, and ran her own souvenir shop near Ostend in the summer.
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