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RIK WOUTERS | Le Dessinateur - rectoNel assise devant la sculpture La Vierge folle - verso

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10,000 - 15,000 EUR
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Description

  • Rik Wouters
  • Le Dessinateur - rectoNel assise devant la sculpture La Vierge folle - verso
  • ink on paper - rectoink and pencil on paper - verso
  • 25,5 x 34,5 cm; 10 x 13 5/8 in.

Provenance

Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels
E. J. Van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam
Private collection, Europe
Tony Herbert, Kortrijk
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Luxemburg, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Collection Tony Herbert, 1963-64, listed no. 69
Mechelen, Cultureel Centrum, Rik Wouters, 1966
Deurle, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, The Tony Herbert Collection: Jean Brusselmans, Gust de Smet, Constant Permeke, Edgard Tytgat, Frits Van den Berghe, Rik Wouters, 2011, illustrated p. 97

Literature

Françoise de Saligny, 'Rik Wouters par lui-même et par ses amis', in Bulletin des Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, 1964, illustrated p. 62

Catalogue Note

The sitter on the verso of the work is the painter Edgard Tytgat, a friend of Rik Wouters. The woman drawn on the reverse of the work is the artist's wife, Nel, with behind her the famous sculpture by Rik Wouters, La Vierge folle

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Olivier Bertrand and it will be included in the Catalogue raisonné des Oeuvres sur papier de Rik Wouters.
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