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Jean de Bosschère
THE CITY CURIOUS
Estimate
18,00022,000
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Jean de Bosschère
THE CITY CURIOUS
Estimate
18,00022,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Jean de Bosschère
THE CITY CURIOUS
Excellent ink and gouache watercolor of a fantasy cityscape, highlighted with gold, Illustration reproduced as a color plate (opposite p.16) in the published book (New York: Dodd, Mead and Co.; London: William Heinemann, 1920).

Measures 13-7/8 x 11-1/2 inches.

Depicting some of the strange inhabitants who wore gigantic wigs, with “hats made of preserved fruit or a whole bun or a little cake” and dressed with “vividly colored clothes made out of mosaics of caramel and jam, with insertions of fruit and cake.” Each wearing a pair of shoes in different colors.


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Catalogue Note

Jean de Bosschère (1878-1953) was a Belgian artist best known for his fantasy work in illustrating Fairy Tales, myths and Legends, in a combination of styles from Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Breugel while reminiscent of Harry Clarke, Willy Pogany and Aubrey Beardsley.

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