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Cataclysms ( Les Cataclysmes)

1888
James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tavernier 037 (only state); Delteil 37; Croquez 37, Elesh 37

Dimensions

Platemark: 17.5 x 23.5 cm (6 7/8 x 9 1/4 in.) Sheet: 17.8 x 24.1 cm (7 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.100

Medium or Technique

Etching and printed tone (from a zinc plate), hand-colored with red chalk and watercolor on wove paper laid on Asian paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Etched l.r. Ensor; Verso, in graphite, center: Les Cat a clysmes / a Vittor Tica / James Ensor; u.l. corner: unclear word "9"

Signed

signed

Provenance

Vittorio Pica, Milan, (his sale Milan, Antiquariato W. Toscaninni, 23-27, Nov. 1931, lot 278); to private collection, Italy (according to the Italian auction house that sold the print back in the 1970s); to Mr. Patrick Florizoone, James Ensor Archive, Belgium; to C. G. Boerner, NY; from whom purchased March 26, 2003

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels.