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PROPERTY OF A BELGIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Valerius de Saedeleer
WINTER LANDSCAPE
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 143,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF A BELGIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Valerius de Saedeleer
WINTER LANDSCAPE
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 143,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Valerius de Saedeleer
AALST 1867 -1941 LEUPEGEM
WINTER LANDSCAPE
Signed lower right Valerius de Saedeleer 
oil on canvas
50,2 x 60 cm ; 19 3/4 by 23 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Sold by the artist to the ancestors of the current owners;
Thence by descent to the present owners

Catalogue Note

Even if Valerius de Saedeleer's calling was early, it reached its most perfect artistic expression belatedly.

Against his father will, who would have preferred he worked in the textile industry, he went to study art in Gand. Then he moved to Brussels, to attend Frans Courtens' classes, who introduced him to impressionist landscape painting. He followed this impressionist direction for several years although it did not fully satisfy him.

He lived in Laethem-Saint-Martin from 1898 to 1908, when he renewed his art in depth. Close to George Minne and Gustave van de Woestijne, and under the strong influence of Pieter Brueghel the Elder, his conception of landscapes evolved. He restrained his colour palette and his compositions got more abstract and simpler, far from the artificiality of his first style. He favoured winter landscapes above all, such as our painting. It was probably executed around the years 1920 and is undoubtedly representative, with its muffled tones and the superb Japanese-inspired arabesque of the bare tree in the foreground. This uninhabited landscape is full of an intense and timeless poetry.

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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