19 March 2014
James Ensor (1860-1949)
Le Vengeance de Hop Frog (Hop Frog's Revenge) (D. 112; Cr. 111; T. 112; E. 115)
drypoint and etching, 1898, on laid paper, watermark Strasbourg Lily, a fine impression of the very rare first state (of two), signed, dated and titled in pencil, with wide margins, deckle edges above, below and at right, mount staining, occasional scattered foxing, remains of brown paper tape at sheet edges verso, with some associated abrasions, backboard staining verso
P. 358 x 247 mm., S. 481 x 341 mm.
Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912-2004), Paris, with her blindstamp (not in Lugt).
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Bateau Lavoir, Paris, 1978, no. 111.
Strasbourg/Basel, 1995-96, no. 131.
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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