Fan Handle

A work made of charcoal and graphite on ivory wove paper.
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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  • A work made of charcoal and graphite on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1886/88

Artist:

James Ensor
Belgian, 1860-1949

About this artwork

Unlike Ensor’s enormous 51-panel Temptation of Saint Anthony of 1887, in the Art Institute’s collection—which includes depictions of grotesque creatures—this drawing focuses on the detail of an ornate fan handle. Yet, despite the differences in subject matter, both works underscore the artist’s emphasis on integrating minute details into his complex pictures.

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Artist

James Ensor

Title

Fan Handle

Origin

Belgium

Date

1886–1888

Medium

Charcoal and graphite on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

227 × 168 mm

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

2012.1139

Copyright

© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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