JAMES ENSOR

1860 - Ostende - 1949

Squelettes voulant se chauffeur – Warmth-Seeking Skeletons 1895


handcolored etching (probably a Makulatur impression) on wove paper, retouched in pen and ink and colored with red, yellow, orange, green, and lilac crayon, blue wash, and white heightening;133 x 97 mm (5 1/2 x 4 inches)

inscribed on the stove in pen and ink Plus de feu; and on the folded-over margins in pencil appart J Ensor / 27 Rue de Flandre Ostend and imp – cuprifère [?] tiré 12 epr / di cent [?] 1912 – Squelettes voulant se chauffeur

Delteil and Croquez 98, Taevernier first state (of two); Elesh 100 first state (of two)