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van rysselberghe, Théo

Les bateaux à Volendam.

Paris, Claude Roger-Marx, 1893

Etching and aquatint in brown sepia ink, 22,5 x 28,5 cm (plate), laid paper, signed with red stamp "VR".

"Dear Sir, I am extremely vexed at what is happening to me", the Belgian painter Théo Van Rysselberghe wrote to André Marty, explaining his inability to master lithography. In the end, he sent Marty this etching of a Dutch seascape. As a founder of Les XX, which held yearly avant-garde exhibitions in Brussels, Van Rysselberghe was an influential ally for Marty. This is considered one of Van Rysselberghe's earliest showcases of his talent as a printmaker.
Ref. Feltkamp 1893-003.
Prov. Ex. collection H.M. Petiet, Paris (coll. stamp, Lugt 5031).

€ 400 / 500

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