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Maurice Verbaet Gallery
Walter Leblanc (Antwerp 1932-1986 Silly) Twisted Strings, 1962 Cotton threads and latex on cotton canvas 130 x 130 cm Literature: Anouck Clissen & Camille Brasseur, Connexions one, Antwerp, Pandora Publishers, 2015, p. 46; Camille Brasseur, Collection Caroline & Maurice Verbaet, Paris, Selena éditions, 2016, p. 158; Christophe Duvivier & Camille Brasseur, Abstractions. Arts non figuratifs belges après 1945, Paris, Selena éditions, 2016, p. 68 Exhibitions: Maurice Verbaet Center, Antwerp, Private Choices n° 2, 8 September 2018; Maurice Verbaet Gallery, Knokke, Under construction, April 2019; Maurice Verbaet Gallery, Knokke, BRAFA in the galleries, 30 January-21 February 2021; Lieu d'Art et Action Contemporaine (LAAC), Dunkerque, Collection Maurice Verbaet 'Belgitudes', 2 April-9 September 2022
Galerie des Modernes
Jacques Doucet (Boulogne-Billancourt 1924-1994 Paris) Untitled, 1955-1957 Oil on canvas 100 x 50 cm Signed lower right: doucet Dated and numbered on the reverse: CLXV-197 Provenance: Galerie Ariel, Paris; private collection, Paris Literature: Jacques Doucet Parcours 1960-1976, Catalogue raisonné, tome II, Additif aux œuvres du tome I, by Andrée Doucet, ed. Galilée, Paris, 1998, desc. p. 207 and repr. p. 13 under n° 258
giorgio de chirico
Giorgio de Chirico (Greece, Volos 1898-1978 Rome, Italy) Piazza d’Italia, 1948-1972 Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm This artwork is registered with the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, Rome Literature: Claudio Bruni Sakraischik, Giorgio de Chirico: Catalogo Generale, vol. VI, opere dal 1951 al 1974, Electa, Milano, n° 1007
Marc Chagall (Vitebsk 1887-1985 Saint-Paul de Vence) Flûtiste jaune et bouc dans l’arbre en fleurs, circa 1960-1964 Gouache, pastel, oil pastel and Indian Ink on paper 51 x 34 cm - framed: 70 x 53 cm Stamped with artist’s signature This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Marc Chagall Provenance: estate of the artist; thence by descent
Mearini Fine Art
Bartolomeo di Giovanni D'Astore called Baccio da Montelupo (Montelupo Fiorentino 1469-1536 Florence) Crucifix, circa 1515 Wood, plaster and paper 81.5 x 81.5 cm Provenance: private collection, Italy Literature: David Lucidi, Baccio da Montelupo, Tau, 2022, pp. 154, 342, 343, 413, 414
henri le sidaner
Henri Le Sidaner (Maurice, Port Louis 1862-1939 Paris) Petite place au soleil couchant, 1901 Oil on canvas 57 x 80 cm Signed lower left: Le Sidaner Certificate of authenticity issued by Yann Farinaux-Le Sidaner, dated January 10th, 2023 Provenance: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris; private collection, Canada Literature: Notice of inclusion in the forthcoming supplément du catalogue raisonné, Le Sidaner-L'Oeuvre peint et gravé, currently being prepared by Yann Farinaux-La Sidaner
giuseppe ghedina (1825-1896)
Giuseppe Ghedina (Italy, 1825-1896) The music lesson, circa 1860 Oil on canvas H 141 x W 179 cm Signed: G. Ghedina Painting representing a music lesson, composed of a group of three elegantly dressed ladies, listening to a musician playing the lute and accompanied on vocals by a man holding a musical score in hand. This artist’s genre scene is distinguished by the softness of the eyes, the romanticism of the attitudes and the harmony of the tones used Provenance: Château de Prépinson, Sologne
F. Baulme Fine Arts
arnould de vuez
Arnould De Vuez (Saint-Omer 1644-1720 Lille) Jacob and Ésaü reconciliation, circa 1678 Oil on canvas 105 x 137 cm Provenance: private collection, Périgord since 1920; by inheritance, the artist's descendants; fonds d'atelier d'Arnould Vuez Arnould de Vuez, a key Flemish historical painter of the second half of the 17th century, was trained by Claude François in his Parisian studio, himself trained by Simon Vouet. The master sent his pupil to Italy so he could get the finest education surrounded by Old Master works. He won the first prize of the Roman Saint Luc Academy in 1677. In 1681, Arnould de Vuez was received at the Royal Academy of Paintings and Sculpture for the alliance between France and Bavaria allegory (Louvre Museum). A decade later, in 1692, he was commissioned by the brotherhood of goldsmiths to paint the « Mays » of Notre-Dame picturing the disbelief of Saint Thomas (Lyon, Saint Jean Primatial). In 1694, soon after Charles Le Brun’s death, with whom he collaborated in Versailles, Arnould de Vuez established himself in Lille where he was commissioned with great orders. He was in charge of the religious monuments, in which he blends Poussin’s classicism lessons, Le Brun inspiration and Rubens influence. His work is characterized by a structured composition, retained drapery and a taste for orthogonal lines. Poussin’s influence should be noted in this frieze composition, as well as the Italian Masters, such as the young men’s head copied from the Athen’s school by Raphael.
Fernand Léger (Argentan 1881-1955 Gif-sur-Yvette) Shell composition Conceived in 1938, realised in 1965 Wool Workshop Gisèle Glaudin-Brivet, Tapestry Aubusson/Savonnerie, Aubusson, France Fernand Leger on the back, bolduc workshop Unique piece H 262 x W 220 cm Certificate from the Comité Leger Provenance: private collection, USA
Cabinet of Curiosities-Honourable Silver Objects
Bracelet, circa 1960 Signed Cartier Paris, n° 114069 Stamped with French assay marks 18K yellow and white gold, designed with 13 carved fluted round lapis lazuli beads, on a slightly flexible gold shaft, terminating with a hook clasp set with 22 single and full-cut round diamonds, approximately 0.90 ct. Provenance: private collection, The Netherlands Ladybird brooch, circa 1930, signed Cartier Paris, n° 07544, stamped with French assay marks, platinum, designed with a head in enamel and a red coral body set with 8 full-cut round diamonds 22 x 19 x 11 mm Provenance: private collection, London Literature: N. Coleno, Etourdissant Cartier (Paris: Editions du Regards, 2008), pp. 44-45, 81
Jan Muller Antiques
Master of the Von Groote Adoration (Antwerp, active between 1500-1530) The crucifixion Oil on oak panel, original frame 88 x 59 cm - framed: 99.5 x 71.5 cm Peter van den Brink has helped for cataloging this painting Label on the back Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Gemälde-Inventar 1927 n° 427 Provenance: legacy of Ferdinand Franz Wallraf in 1824. Gift to the city of Cologne; sale 1976. Madrid, Berkowitsch, auctioned as the Master of 1518
Epoque Fine Jewels
Marcel Bing (1875-1920) Art Nouveau gold, ivory, opal and enamel brooch, designed as an woman’s ivory face in profile, her long hair in billowing waves of gold, her headdress set with two cabochon opals, decorated with green iridescent enamel and dark red enamel highlights Paris, circa 1900 3.6 x 3.2 cm Maker’s mark of Marcel Bing Marcel Bing (1875-1920) was the fourth child of Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), the great collector of Japanese art and founder of the gallery 'La Maison Art Nouveau Bing', located at 22 rue de Provence in Paris. Marcel trained as a jeweller, creating jewelry and vase mounts for the gallery, and took over its management upon his father's death in 1905. The shop and its owners were so influential in their day that it was from the name of this Parisian Shop 'La Maison Art Nouveau Bing' that the entire 'Art Nouveau' movement got its name. Bing(s importance in the development of the Art Nouveau movement cannot be over-stated.
Marc Chagall (Vitebsk 1887-1985 Saint-Paul de Vence) Au Cirque (Clown à la trompette), 1959-1968 Oil and gouache on paper mounted on canvas 63 x 47.5 cm Signed lower left: Marc Chagall and countersigned on reverse Certificate of authenticity issued by the Comité Marc Chagall Provenance: former Galerie Alex Maguy collection, label on reverse
Serge Poliakoff (Moscow 1900-1969 Paris) Composition Abstraite, 1968 Oil on canvas 161.9 x 129.9 cm Signed lower center: Serge Poliakoff Provenance: the artist's studio, Paris, France; collection Doctor Bachmann, Teufen, Switzerland; Galerie Malingue, Paris, France; private collection, Italy; Connaught Brown, London, UK; private collection, Belgium; De Brock, Knokke, Belgium Literature: Programme des concerts du domaine musical de la ville de Paris, Saison 1969-1970 (ill. in colour); Plaisir de France, nº 372, p. 34, November 1969 (ill. in colour); Giuseppe Marchiori, Serge Poliakoff, Paris, Les Presses de la Connaissance, p. 107, 1976; Françoise Brütsch, Serge Poliakoff, Neuchâtel, Ides et Calendes, p. 144, 1993 (ill. in colour); La Collection T, une collection privée suisse, Zurich, J & P Fine Art, nº 15, p. 31, 2003 (ill. in colour); Marie Victoire Poliakoff, Serge Poliakoff, mon grand-père, Paris, Éditions du Chêne, p. 82, 2011 (ill. in colour); Beaux-Arts Éditions, hors série, p. 41, 2013 (ill. in colour); Connaissance des Arts, hors série, nº 601, p. 32, October 2013 (ill. in colour)
daniël seghers and cornelis schut
Daniël Seghers (Antwerp, 1590-1661) and Cornelis Schut (Antwerp, 1597-1655) Portrait of the Virgin and Child, supported by Cherubs with a Flower Garland Oil on canvas 127 x 104 cm Provenance: collection of Willem de Blasere, Lord of Hellebus, Ghent, circa 1635, and recorded in Seghers’ inventory as n° 135; Galerie Marcus, Paris, 1970-1974; private collection, Belgium Literature: Diary of Daniel Seghers in W. Couvreur, ‘Daniel Seghers’ inventaris van door hem geschilderde bloemstukken’, in Gentse bijdragen tot de kunstgeschiedenis, vol. XX, 1967, p. 112, n° 135; M.-L. Hairs, Pour un tricentenaire, D. Seghers, in revue Belge d’archéologie et d’histoire de l’art, Liège 1960; M.-L. Hairs, Dans le sillage de Rubens, les peintres d’histoire anversois au XVIIe siècle, Liège 1977, p. 213; M.-L. Hairs, The Flemish Flower Painters in the XVIIth Century, Brussels 1985, pp. 125–29, cat. n° 33, a detail reproduced p. 130; G. Wilmers, Corneli Schut (1597–1655): a Flemish Painter of the High Baroque, Belgium 1996, pp. 172–73, cat. n° A108, repr. p. 413 (erroneously as cat. n° A110); The golden age of Flemish painting. Taichung (Taiwan), 1988, p. 151 (repr. in colour) Exhibitions: Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, 4 September–22 November 1992; Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 12 December 1992–8 March 1993; Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2 April– 20 June 1993, Von Bruegel bis Rubens, n° 99.1; Taichung, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, The Golden Age of Flemish Painting, 1988, n° 54 This collaboration between two important Flemish painters (Seghers painted the flowers, Schut was responsible for the putti and the cartouche) resulted in a beautiful painting with an exceptional story. Hairs related this work to work 'n° 119' from Daniel Seghers' inventory. This work was described in the diary of Philippe Chifflet (from the entourage of Cardinal Infante Ferdinand of Spain). Chifflet noted that Ferdinand visited Seghers in his studio where this work was presented to him (See: G. Wilmers, Corneli Schut (1597-1655): a Flemish Painter of the High Baroque, Belgium 1996, pp. 172-73). This is a great collaboration between two specialists in their genre: Schut's free 'Rubenesque' figuration is broken by Segher's hyperrealism and bright use of colour. Although the two painters retain their individuality and their own style, they reinforced each other in this work and built a composition together. (Schut and Seghers worked together several times during this period, resulting in several cartouches with putti).
Galerie Dina Vierny
Judit Reigl (Kapuvár 1923-2020 Marcoussis) Mass Writing, 1958 Oil on canvas 80 x 114.5 cm Signed: Reigl and dated lower right: 1958 Provenance: Galerie Kléber, Paris; private collection, Paris; Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris Exhibition: Paris, Galerie Dina Vierny, Judit Reigl, Panta rhei, 2023, ill. p. 30
Ritual figure, Ngbaka or neighbouring cultures Ubangi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century Carved wood, beads and metal H 32 cm Provenance: collection David Henrion, Brussels; collection Didier Claes, Brussels; collection Richard Carchon, private collection, California Literature: Claes. Premium Art from Black Africa/Art premier d’Afrique Noire, Didier Claes, Bruxelles, 2005; Ubangi. Art and Cultures from the African Heartland, Grootaers, Bruxelles, Fonds Mercator, 2007, p. 121, #3.13; African Impressions. Tribal Art and Currents of Life/Empreintes d’Afrique. L’art tribal au fil des fleuves, B. Von Lintig & H. Dubois, 5 Continents, 2011, pp. 82-83, #31 Exhibition: Ubangi. Art and Cultures from the African Heartland, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, The Netherlands, 13 October 2007–31 March 2008
Karel Appel (Amsterdam 1921-2006 Zurich) Untitled, 1960 Oil on canvas 81 x 116 cm Signed and dated lower right Written confirmation of the work's authenticity Provenance: private collection Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, avid sculptor, and one of the founders of the avant-garde CoBrA movement in 1948. Born in the Netherlands, he began painting at the age of fourteen. Recognised for his ironic imagery, bold brushstrokes and energetic use of colour, Appel’s work received both broad critical acclaim and unfavourable criticisms. Known for his figurative abstractions and expressive colours, Appel found inspiration in the artwork of children and the rejection of sophisticated aesthetic tastes. He was drawn to the animated, primitive style of Jean Dubuffet in the years following the isolated, repressive environment of WWII in Amsterdam. In a childlike manner, painted in thick, black lines against a background of primary colours, Appel's unique style is immediately discernible in Untitled, 1960.
Victor Vasarely (Pecs 1908-1997 Paris) Vega-Fel, 1971 Wool Tabard workshop, Tapestry Aubusson, France Unique piece H 263 x W 260 cm Signed lower centre right: Vasarely Provenance: Victor Vasarely, Paris; Galerie Denise René, Paris; private collection, UK Literature: P. Benavides & M. Vasarely, Victor Vasarely, Catalogue raisonné 2, Multiples: Spatials and Remarkable Works, Venezuela, 2019, pp. 161-163, n° 2177
Rueb Modern and Contemporary Art
Bram Bogart (Delft 1921-2012 Sint Truiden) GeelBaanGroen, 1970 Cement and oil on panel H 101 x W 107 x D 12 cm Signed and dated: Juli 1970 twice Provenance: private collection, The Netherlands Exhibition: Sweden, Södertälje Konsthall, 28 March-18 April 1971, cat. ill. p. 2
Galerie von Vertes
Sam Francis (San Mateo 1923-1994 Santa Monica) Untitled (SF52-015), 1952 Gouache and oil on paper 60.9 x 49.2 cm Signed twice, dated and inscribed on verso 'Sam Francis SF PARIS 1952' Sam Francis Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, n° SFF5.134 Provenance: Gimpel Fils, London (1957); Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles; private collection, California (acquired from the above); Minami Gallery, Tokyo (October 1977); Idemitsu Museum, Tokyo (accession n° 3449, June 1978); Sotheby's, New York, 15 November 2018, lot 212; private collection, London Literature: Kodansha, Contemporary Great Masters: Sam Francis. Tokyo: Kodansha 1994, p. 89 (ill. in colour pl. 63) Exhibitions: Pavillon des Arts, Paris, L’oeuvre de Sam Francis dans les collections du Musée Idemitsu, 18 September-16 November 1986, n° 6 (ill. in colour), weitergereist nach: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, 29 November 1986-18 January 1987; Yayoi Gallery, Ogawa Art Foundation, Tokyo, 5 October–5 December 1987; Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan, Sam Francis: From the Idemitsu Collection, 10 August-16 September 2002, n° 10 (ill. in colour p. 35), travelled to: Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, 28 September-10 November 2002; Museum of Art Ehime, Ehime, Japan,16 November-23 December 2002; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 5 April-25 May, 2003; Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan, 3 June-6 July 2003; Oita City Art Museum, Oita, Japan, 13 September-26 October 2003
jan brueghel the younger
Jan Brueghel The Younger (Antwerp, 1601-1678) Bouquet of flowers in a Wan-Li porcelain vase, late 1620s Oil on panel 56 x 40.5 cm Certificate from Dr. Klaus Ertz Provenance: De Jonckheere, 1985; private collection Symbolising the ties between China and Europe in the seventeenth century, this elegant floral composition bears witness to the talent of Jan Brueghel the Younger. One of the finest floral painters of his time, he combined an unaffected opulence with sober compositions. The finesse of the flowers and the harmonious colours are the hallmarks of his delicate hand and brilliant observation. Working for many years in the family workshop, which he took over upon his father's death, Jan Brueghel the Younger was able to familiarise himself with the various models. Although his style was influenced by his father, he nevertheless took liberties, as is the case here in this Bouquet of flowers in a Wan-Li Porcelain Vase.
Floris van Wanroij Fine Art
adriaen van ostade
Adriaen van Ostade (Haarlem, 1610-1685) Interior of a barn with peasants-An allegory of smell Oil on panel 17 x 24 cm Signed and dated middle centre: Av ostade 1637 Provenance: private collection; Floris van Wanroij Fine Art; private collection, Remscheid, Germany Literature: Krol, A.E., Musée de l’Ermitage. Peinture de l’Europe occidentale. Leningrad (Hermitage), 1981, vol. II, p. 155 In his charming and amusing painting Adriaen van Ostade, like his contemporaries David Teniers the Younger and Adriaen Brouwer, depicted a scene from the everyday life of the peasant classes. At the same time it forms an allegory, that of the sense of smell. A variation on this composition by Van Ostade is kept in the collection of the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg (inv. n° 999)