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Fernand Khnopff
1858 - 1921
BELGIAN
LES ENFANTS DE MONSIEUR NEVE
signed FERNAND KHNOPFF upper right
oil on panel
49.5 by 40cm., 19½ by 15¾in.
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來源

Louis Nève (a gift from the artist); thence by descent to the previous owner; (sale: Sotheby's London, 22 June 2000, lot 154)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

展覽

Brussels, Musée des Beaux Arts, Salon, 1896, no. 78
Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs; Brussels, Musée des Beaux Arts; Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle: Fernand Khnopff, 1979-80, no. 75, illustrated in the catalogue
Brussels, Galerie CGER, L'Enfant dans l'art belge, de 1800 à nos jours, 1983-84, no. 47, illustrated in the catalogue
Tokyo, Himeji; Nagoya, Yamanashi: Fernand Khnopff, 1990, no. 48
Brussels, Musée des Beaux Arts; Salzburg, Museum der Moderne, Rupertinum; Boston, McMullen Museum of Art: Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921), 2004, no. 84, discussed & illustrated in the catalogue

出版

Edmond-Louis de Taeye, Les Artistes belges contemporains. Leurs vies, leurs œuvres, leur place dans l'art, Brussels, 1894, p. 749, listed (erroneously dated 1896)
Louis Dumont-Wilden, Fernand Khnopff, Brussels, 1907, p. 71, listed
'Fernand Khnopff', in Notices biographiques et bibliographiques concernant les membres, les correspondants et les associés. 1907-1909, Brussels, 1909, p. 754, listed
Maria Biermé, Les Artistes de la pensée et du sentiment, Brussels, 1911, p. 3, listed
Paul Lambotte, Les Peintres de portraits, Brussels & Paris, 1913, p. 126, listed
Jean Delville, 'Notice sur Fernand Khnopff', in Annuaire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, 1925, p. 24, listed
Gustave Deltour, 'Fernand Khnopff', in La Belgique d'aujourd'hui, Berlin, n.d., listed
Robert L. Delevoy, Catherine de Croës, Gisèle Ollinger-Zinque, Fernand Khnopff, Brussels, 1979, p. 282, no. 230, catalogued & illustrated

相關資料

Painted in 1893, this haunting portrait depicts the four eldest children of the artist's friends Louis and Jeanne Nève. They are, from left to right, the blond-haired Jacques, aged four, behind him Robert, aged eight, Philippe, aged ten, and Suzanne, six. Khnopff stayed with the Nèves at their home, the Château de Eersel in Sint-Lenaarts, from 1892 to 1893, and presented this paintng to his hosts in thanks. The composition is closely based on a photograph, in which the children are seen posing in near identical positions (see fig. 1).

A comparison between the photograph and the painting reveals that the latter has far greater depth and gravitas than the snap shot captured on film, and reveals how Khnopff used photography to further his own aesthetic ideals. Here, as in many of his paintings, Khnopff uses the photograph as a springboard to jump from one reality to another. The result is a truly symbolist vision in which the dreaminess and introspection of the children's faces is akin to the portraits of Edward Burne-Jones, whom Khnopff visited in London and to whose work he was clearly indebted.

This work is sold in its original frame, designed by Fernand Khnopff.

十九世紀歐洲繪畫

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