James Ensor

Les Patineurs Loy Delteil 65 volume XIX. James Ensor Abrais 65, 1889
7.75 x 9.19 in
SKU: DB1431d
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Framed to conservation standards. Mounted in a cream matting with a tan bevel accent and glazed in Museum Glass that filters 99% of UV rays to inhibit fading. All housed in traditional style moulding in a silver finish with black edges.

"Les Patineurs" is a signed etching by James Ensor. It is from the Loÿs Delteil 65 volume XIX and depicts a multitude of skaters on a frozen pond. "Les Patineurs" is the French word for "The Skaters". This piece is signed, titled, and dated in graphite. This is written on the lower margin of the paper. The more up-to-date catalog raisonné is by Taevernier.

7 3/4" x 9 3/16" art
24 1/4" x 26 3/4" framed

James Ensor (1860-1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker and was an important influence on both expressionism and surrealism. Though he is mostly well known for his paintings, he was a prolific and accomplished printmaker. Ensor himself recognized that the prints were a key part of his artistic legacy, stating in 1934: "Yes, my intention is to go on working for a long time yet so that generations to come may hear me. My intention is to survive, and I think of the solid copper plate, the unalterable ink, easy reproduction, faithful prints, and I adopt etching as a means of expression."