James Ensor

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James Ensor

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Auction Date:2017 Sep 13 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Belgian painter and printmaker (1860-1949) who was an important influence on expressionism and surrealism. ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, June 2, 1898. Letter to French novelist and poet Leon Deschamps, in part [translated]: "I'm well! Dear Mr. Deschamps, how are we? Are you satisfied with my letter of May 26, I await your answer! Will you accept November for the exhibition? October is difficult. My parents deal a lot with business affairs from May to November and I must, unfortunately, help them. That is why I proposed November or another month of autumn or winter. I am waiting for your information concerning the duration of the exhibition etc. etc. I must be informed of the date of the special issue, the dispatch of etchings and drawings to be reproduced. Belgian critics have promised articles but all want to know the date of the number of La Plume." In fine condition, with a short split to the bottom of the hinge. Established by Deschamps in 1889, La Plume (The Pen) was an avant-garde literary and artistic magazine that featured contributions from various artists like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, and James Ensor. Deschamps was also well-known for his commercial art exhibitions, most notably Salon des Cent.