12 October 1999
Leon Spilliaert (1881-1946)
A portrait of Melle Van Offel
signed and dated lower right L Spilliaert 1921
pencil and watercolour on paper
33.5 x 25 cm
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Melle Van Offel is the daugther of the writer Horace Van Offel.
To be included in the catalogue raisonn on the artist's work, currently being prepared by Anne Adriaens-Pannier
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