Live auction - Lot 201

Extraordinary ensemble

OLEFFE, Auguste

Design drawing, copperplate and etching of "Les deux consciences".

Auderghem, November 1915

€ 600 / 800

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Lot description

Extraordinary ensemble of the monumental and impressive etching with Death and the German Emperor and eagle staring at the Man of Sorrows. Christ is surrounded by victims of World War I and the background contains iconic buildings of hard-hit cities: Nieuwpoort, Ypres, Dinant, Leuven, Dendermonde, Reims and Mechelen. 1. Design drawing. Black and brown ink, white gouache, red chalk, 79,8 x 99,7 cm, canvas, signed, located, dated and titled. Framed. - 2. Copperplate. 79,8 x 99,5 cm, signed, located, dated and titled (few spots, few scratches, few light stains). - 3. Etching. 79,5 x 98,0 cm, wove paper, plate signed, located, dated and titled, red chalk signed and titled (few white spots, margins browned unevenly). Framed.

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Lot 201

Extraordinary ensemble

Design drawing, copperplate and etching of "Les deux consciences".

OLEFFE, Auguste

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