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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION

Paul Delvaux
ÉTUDE POUR 'LES PROMENEUSES'
JUMP TO LOT
397

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION

Paul Delvaux
ÉTUDE POUR 'LES PROMENEUSES'
JUMP TO LOT

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Paul Delvaux
1897 - 1994
ÉTUDE POUR 'LES PROMENEUSES'
pen and ink on paper
20.8 by 26.5cm., 8 1/8 by 10 1/2 in.
Executed circa 1947.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Fondation Paul Delvaux.

Provenance

Private Collection, Germany
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

Les Promeneuses à la fontaine is a study for the painting Les Promeneuses, executed in April 1947, which is a striking, erotic portrait of the nocturnal landscape of the mind, portraying a deserted town square, host to a number of spectral-like woman who wander in the moonlight glow. The present work imbues a similar mystical reverie, with the figures in various states of undress, yet compared to the final painting, depicts a rural setting. Delvaux intricately renders a pond, receding trees and isolated building for this work, conjuring the strange atmosphere of a dream. 

 

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