19 March 2014
James Ensor (1860-1949)
Le Chasseur (The Hunter) (D., Cr., T., E. 32)
etching printed in bistre, 1888, on laid paper, watermark Scroll and Shield surmounted by Flower, a fine impression of this very rare print, first state (of two), printed with selectively wiped tone, with wide margins, a deckle edge below, a worm hole in the left margin, some minor foxing, a stain at the left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition
P. 118 x 161 mm., S. 288 x 413 mm.
Fritz Trüssel (1873-1965), Bern, his stamp (not in Lugt); presumably his sale, Galerie Koller, Zürich, 24 May - 12 June 1974.
Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912-2004), Paris, with her blindstamp (not in Lugt).
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Bateau Lavoir, Paris, 1978, no. 32.
Strasbourg/Basel, 1995-96, no. 39.
This very rare print is a freely drawn copy in reverse of Rembrandt’s etching Landscape with Sportsman and Dog (Bartsch, Hollstein 211; Hind 265; New Hollstein 245).
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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