1 March 2006
Frans Masereel (1889-1971)
Maisons de pêcheurs
signed with initials and dated 'FM 1929' (lower right); signed and dated again 'Frans Masereel 1929' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
21½ x 28¾ in. (54.6 x 73 cm.)
Painted in 1929
Kunsthandlung Victor Hartberg, Berlin.
City of Detroit (acquired from the above).
Gift from the above to the present owner, 1929.
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Property from the Detroit Institute of Arts, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund*
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