Current Inventory by James Ensor

Hop-Frog’s Revenge

Artist: James Ensor

  James Ensor (1860-1949), La Vengeance de Hop-Frog, etching, 1898, Taevernier 112, Elesh 115, second state (of 2), signed and dated in pencil lower right, with extensive dedication lower left (see below). In good condition, a few spots in upper margin away from image, 14 x 9 inches. A fine early impression, printed on a thin cream/tan Japan paper. Based on the Edgar Allan Poe story of the dwarf Hop-Frog, the king’s jester who takes revenge on the king and his cabinet for their cruelty. On the occasion of a fancy-dress ball the king and 7 ministers had disguised themselves, […]

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L’Entre du Christ Bruxelles (The Entry of Christ into Brussels)

Artist: James Ensor

  JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949) L’Entre du Christ Bruxelles (The Entry of Christ into Brussels) etching, onsimili-Japonpaper, 1899, Elesh’s third state (of four), signed in pencil, countersigned and titled on the reverse, with margins, in very good condition, 9 x 14, the sheet 12 x 19 inches. Delteil 114, Croquez 114, Taevernier 114, Elesh 118 A very fine early impression, before the correction in the final state of the word Mustart in the Colman (sic) Mustart (sic) sign (upper right); Ensor changed the “t” to a ”d” in the final state. He did not correct the spelling of Colman (should be […]

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Portrait of Elias Frise

Artist: James Ensor

James Ensor (1860-1949), Portrait of Elias Frise, etching, 1886, signed, titled (leancetre) and dated in pencil recto; also signed and titled verso, on laid japon nacre paper. References: Delteil 3, Elesh 3, second state (of 2). In very good condition, with wide margins (hinged at top to a backing sheet, not matted), 9 3/4 x 7 3/4, the sheet 16 x 11 1/2 inches. Provenance: Augusta Boogaerts (1850-1951), Ostend, a gift from the artist (with her initials AB in pencil verso) Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912-2004), Paris, with her blindstamp lower right margin blindstamp (Lugt 4576; Jacob was a renowned figure […]

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Exterminating Angel (L’Ange Exterminateur)

Artist: James Ensor
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James Ensor (1860-1949), Exterminating Angel (L’Ange Exterminateur), etching with drypoint, 1889, signed and dated in pencil lower right, also titled and countersigned verso. References: Delteil 77, Croquez 77, Elesh 77, Taevernier 77; second (final) state. In very good condition, on a Japan paper with wide margins, (remains of old hinging verso showing through at extreme corners). 4 3/4 x 6 1/8, the sheet 7 3/4 x 11 1/8 inches. A fine impression printed in a grey/black ink, with substantial plate tone. Provenance: ex Collection Johannes Hendricus de Bois (1878-1946), with his mark recto lower left corner (Lugt 733). Only a […]

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