4 November 2004
Theo Van Rysselberghe (1862-1926)
La dame à l'éventail
signed and dated 'Theo Van Rysselberghe 81' (upper right)
oil on canvas
23½ x 20¼ in. (59.7 x 51.2 cm.)
Painted in 1881
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 June 1980, lot 102 (titled Sarah Bernhardt with an Oriental Fan).
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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R. Feltkamp, Théo Van Rysselberghe, Brussels, 2003, p. 251, no. 1881-021 (illustrated).
(possibly) Gand, Cercle artistique et littéraire, February 1882.
Pascal de Sadeleer and Olivier Bertrand have confirmed the authenticity of this painting, which will be included in their forthcoming Van Rysselberghe catalogue raisonné published by the Belgian Art Research Institute.
Please note the additional exhibition details:
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, L'Essor. VI Exposition annuelle, January-February 1882, no. 207 (titled La femme à l'éventail).
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