382
382
Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès
STREET SCENE IN NIEUWPOORT
Estimate
140,000220,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
382
Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès
STREET SCENE IN NIEUWPOORT
Estimate
140,000220,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong

Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès
1880 - 1958
STREET SCENE IN NIEUWPOORT

Catalogue Note

Between 1911 and 1914, before the First World War, the Belgian born artist Adrien -Jean Le Mayeur was travelling through the Flemish countryside, which he seemed to have grown very fond of, especially of Nieuwpoort.

The present painting depicts Nieuwpoort as an old Flemish town on a sunny June day (between 23rd and 26th) when Saint-Jeans fair is celebrated. The fair is a tradition that goes back to 1495, when Maximilian of Austria gave the authorization to the city to organize the fair in recognition of their brave resistance to the French, the inhabitants of Bruges and Ghent in 1489, on the marketplace with a merry-go-round and other stands.

The present lot is a splendid example of the artist’s more luminist and colorist style developed in the Low Countries.

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong