Lot 405
  • 405

Henri Evenepoel

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Henri Evenepoel
  • Mendiant. Algerie
  • signed H. Evenepoel  dated 97 and inscribed Blidah (lower right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 81.5 by 54.2cm., 32 by 21┬╝in.

Provenance

Louise van Mattemburgh, Brussels
Jean Lambo, Brussels
Henri J. Lambo, Brussels
Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels (sale: Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels, 29th November 1952, lot 79)
Sale: Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels, 17th October 1953, lot 102
Sale: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 23rd March 1977, lot 611
Dr Louis Zenner, Sint-Martens-Latem
Sale: Galerie de Vuyst, Lokeren, 14th April 1984, no. 132
Galerie Whitford & Hughes, London
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner in the 1990s

Exhibited

Brussels, Cercle Artistique et Littéraire, Henri Huklenbrok - Henri Evenepoel, 1899, no. 4 or 21
Brussels, Galerie Georges Giroux, Exposition H Evenepoel, 1913, no. 54 or 101 (titled as Mendiant arabe)
Brussels, Galerie Georges Giroux, Henri Evenepoel, 1932, no. 95
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Henri Evenepoel en Algérie 1897-1898, 1940, no. 19
Brussels, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Henri Evenepoel, 1942-43, no. 53
Charleroi, Salle de la Bourse, Cercle Artistique et Littéraire. XXIIeme Salon, 1948, no. 30
Antwerp, Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts, Evenepoel, 1953, no. 71, illustrated no. 22
London, Whitford & Hughes, A Clear view, the Belgian Luminist Tradition, 1987, no. 8, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Literature

Maria Biermé, 'Henri Evenepoel et Henri Huklenbrok au Cercle Artistique' in La libre critique, Brussels, 12th November 1899, no. 45
Georges Eekhoud, 'Henri Evenepoel' in L'Art Flamand et Hollandais, Brussels, 15th June 1913, no. 6
Hubert Coenen, Le voyage du peintre Henri Evenepoel en Algérie, Louvain, 1982, no. 10
Hubert Coenen, Lettres algériennes, Louise van Mattemburgh 1897-98, Louvain, 1983, p. 14
Danielle Derrey-Capon, Henri Evenepoel, Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint  (exhibition catalogue), Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1994, no. 170, illustrated p. 272

Condition

The canvas is not lined. There is a layer of varnish preventing the UV light from fully penetrating, however there does not appear to be any evidence of retouching visible under UV light. There are some fine lines of stable craquelure in places. There is some frame rubbing to the extreme left and lower edges and some minor spots of paint loss in places to the light brown part of the cloak and towards the edges of the lower left quadrant. Otherwise this work is in overall good condition.
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