Current Inventory by James Ensor

The Cathedral: Second Plate

Artist: James Ensor

James Ensor (1860-1949), The Cathedral: Second Plate, etching, 1896, signed and dated “1886” in pencil, counter-signed verso, with margins, in very good condition. Reference: Delteil 105, Croquez 7B, Elesh 107, only state. Printed on a simili-Japon paper, with margins, 9 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches. A fine impression. Ensor created a cathedral in 1886; it is not known whether the plate for that print was canceled, destroyed, or lost (according to Croquez the first plate was damaged beyond use or restoration when it was on loan), but years later he (apparently) used an impression from that plate to create an […]

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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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Les Patineurs (The Skaters)

Artist: James Ensor
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James Ensor (1869-1949), Les Patineurs (The Skaters), 1889, etching and aquatint;  signed in pencil and dated lower right, titled lower left, and countersigned verso. Delteil 65, Croquez 65, Taevernier 65, Elesh 65, second state (of 2). In excellent condition, printed in black ink with tone on a simili-Japan paper. The full sheet with full margins, 6 15/16 x 9 1/8, the sheet 14 x 18 7/8 inches. A very fine impression. Skating was a traditional subject for Flemish paintings and prints going back to Breugel, Avercamp and Essais van de Velde; and also among artists in Holland during Ensor’s time […]

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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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