Property from a Private Collector
1860 - 1949
Diables rossant anges et archanges (Delteil, Taevernier 23)
Signed James Ensor, dated 1888 and titled (lower right); titled (lower left); signed James Ensor and titled (on the verso)
Etching with watercolor on paper
Image: 9 3/4 by 11 3/8 in. (24.8 by 28.7 cm)
Sheet: 14 1/8 by 18 3/4 in. (35.8 by 47.6 cm)
Framed: 21 1/4 by 19 1/2 in. (53.9 by 49.5 cm)
Executed in 1888.
This work is in overall very good condition. Executed on cream Japan paper. Hinged to a mount with photo corners at all four corners. The sheet is slightly time darkened overall. There is staining to the edge of the image, most likely due to a previous acidic mounting. The pigments are well preserved. Some oxidation and staining to the extreme left center edge which is not visible when the work is framed.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Cleomir Jussiant, Antwerp
Private Collection, Belgium (and sold: Christie's, Amsterdam, November 17, 2010, lot 127)
Acquired at the above sale