Graphite, with brush and brown wash, and lead white gouache, on cream wove paper
Signed and dated recto, lower right, in graphite: J Ensor / 1897; inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: appartement J. Ensor 27 rue de Flandre Ostende; lower center, in graphite: Projet pour une chapelle à dédiér à SS. Pierre et Paul à Óstende / par James Ensor 189 ; Haut 30 / Larg 24
298 × 242 mm
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
Paul Colin, James Ensor (Potsdam, 1921), p. 55 (ill.).
Grégoire Le Roy, James Ensor (Brussels, 1922), p. 142 (ill.).
Paul Haesaerts, Ensor (London, 1957; reprinted in New York, 1959), p. 380, no. 198.
Emile Verhaeren, Ensor (Brussels, 1908; reprinted in 1980), p. 66 (ill.).
Francine-Claire Legrand, Ensor cet inconnu (Brussels 1971), p. 62.
Diane Lesko, James Ensor (Princeton, N.J., 1985), p. 89.
Francine-Claire Legrand, Ensor (Brussels 1990), p. 77, no. 180.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, “James Ensor,” January 19–February 17, 1929, cat.175.
Antwerp, Musée Royal des Beaux-Art, “Rétrospective James Ensor,” June 16–August 15,1951, cat. 91.
Wellesley College, March 15–April 21, 1963.
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, “James Ensor,” January 27–April 10, 1977, cat. 89, cat. by John D. Farmer; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, November 6, 1976– January 2, 1977.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawn to Form: Modern Drawings,” June 11 – Sept. 7, 1999, checklist 14.
Sold by Marcel Mabille, Brussels, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, February 1962 [letter from the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, February 1962]; given to the Art Institute, 1998.
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