View full screen - View 1 of Lot 33. JAMES ENSOR | LE CABINET JAPONAIS.



6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Albin Schram, Switzerland




6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:




1860 - 1949


signed Ensor twice (lower right and lower left)

conté crayon on paper

Unframed: 22.2 by 16.6cm., 8¾ by 6½in.

Executed in 1880-1883.

This work is sold unframed

We are grateful to the Ensor Advisory Committee for the supplementary provenance and literature details that they provided.

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Executed on buff-coloured paper and laid down on to a supportive card mount, the work is hinged to the mount with adhesive tabs in the upper left and lower left corners. The left edge of the sheet appears to be slightly deckled and there is some rounding to the extreme corners. This work appears to be in good overall condition.

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Ernest Rousseau, Brussels

Jeanne Demany-Rousseau, Brussels

Frank Aerts, Belgium

M. Knoedler, Zurich (acquired from the above; until at least 1983)

Private Collection, Frankfurt (sold: Sotheby's, London, 23rd June 1993, lot 164)

Sale: Christie's, London, 29th June 2000, lot 533

Sale: Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 20th June 2002, lot 348

Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland (purchased at the above sale)

Thence by descent to the present owners

Francine Claire Legrand, Ensor, cet inconnu, Brussels, 1971, no. 3, p. 92 

Brussels, Palais de Beaux Arts, Rétrospective James Ensor, 1929, no. 77-99

Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, James Ensor, 1951, no. 41

Basel, Kunsthalle, James Ensor, 1963, no. 101

Rome, Palazzo dei Conservatori, James Ensor Dipenti, Disegni, Incisioni, 1981, no. 39

Tel-Aviv, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, James Ensor, 1981, no. 77

Zurich, M.Knoedler, James Ensor. Meisterliche Handzeichnungen 1880 bis 1888, 1983, no. 5

Zurich, Kunsthaus, James Ensor, 1983, no. 163

Zurich, M. Knoedler, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, James Ensor, Alfred Kubin, 1983, no. 2