James Ensor Rare Original Watercolour. Military Horseman.
This is an exceptional investment opportunity to acquire an extraordinary and rare Ensor original watercolour.
Hand-signed and dated by the artist.
Watercolour onto wove stock card with blank verso; the artwork itself measures approximately 33cm x 37cm (13 x 14.5in).
This work has now been professionally framed to a high standard.
It is an ORIGINAL WORK and NOT a lithograph or print of any kind.
The artwork is in GOOD CONDITION with some age related wear.
Private collection UK.
POA (price on application).
James, Baron Ensor, (born April 13, 1860, Ostend, Belgium—died November 19, 1949, Ostend) Belgian painter and printmaker whose works are known for their bizarre fantasy and sardonic social commentary. Ensor was an acknowledged master by the time he was 20 years old. After a youthful infatuation with the art of Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens, he adopted the vivacious brushstroke of the French Impressionists. When Ensor’s works were rejected by the Brussels Salon in 1883, he joined a group of progressive artists called Les Vingt (The Twenty). During this period, in such works as his Scandalized Masks (1883), he began to depict images of grotesque fantasy—skeletons, phantoms, and hideous masks.