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Silhouettes, 1880

  • pencils (drawing and writing equipment), pastel (material), brown ink, ink, watercolour, gouache, paper
  • 252 x 337 mm
  • Inv. 1942-G

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From his attic studio on the corner of the Vlaanderenstraat and the Van Iseghemlaan in Ostend, Ensor had a good view of the city. He recorded daily life on the street in a large number of panoramic black chalk drawings, sometimes heightened with watercolour and pastel. Ensor always combined different fragments on one sheet. This sheet comes from a sketchbook.


James Ensor RKD VIAF Wikidata
Ostend 1860 - Ostend 1949
draftsmen (artists)AAT

Title Silhouettes
Date 1880
Period 19th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signature and year below: ENSOR / 80
signatures (names) top centre: ENSOR
Collection print room
Object type pencil drawings AAT
ink drawing
pastels (visual works) AAT
gouache AAT
watercolour AAT
Inventory number 1942-G
Acquisition credit purchase
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Current whereabouts Work on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25I141 street Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
31D15 adult woman Iconclass
41D221(CAP) head-gear: cap Iconclass
41D221(TOP HAT) head-gear: top hat Iconclass
43C71511 shadow pictures (~ hand games) Iconclass
48C524 drawing, sketch Iconclass
School / Style realism (artistic form of expression) AAT
Impressionist (style) AAT
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Tekeningen, pastels en aquarellen; Inventaris / Moniek Nagels. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 1988 (p. 18)
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