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Demons Teasing Me

A work made of etching on copper in black and hand-coloring on buff laid paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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  • A work made of etching on copper in black and hand-coloring on buff laid paper.

Date:

1895

Artist:

James Ensor
Belgian, 1860-1949

About this artwork

Ensor was a member of the Belgian avant-garde group called Les Vingt (The Twenty), but was expelled in 1889 for his controversial painting Entry of Christ into Brussels in 1889 and for ideas that became divergent from those of the group. Ensor developed a peculiarly macabre outlook and often employed, as here, the imagery of tormenting demons and taunting skeletons.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

James Ensor

Title

Demons Teasing Me

Place

Belgium (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1895

Medium

Etching on copper in black and hand-coloring on buff laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 11.1 × 15.2 cm (4 3/8 × 6 in.); Plate: 11.6 × 15.7 cm (4 5/8 × 6 3/16 in.); Sheet: 15.9 × 20.6 cm (6 5/16 × 8 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Joseph R. Shapiro

Reference Number

1964.88

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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