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Quelques images de la vie d'un artiste (A Few Scenes from the Life of an Artist), 1917

  • woodcut, Japanese paper
  • 100 x 100 mm
  • Inv. 2003-AZ-14

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Edgard Tytgat made Quelques images de la vie d'un artiste (A few scenes from the life of an artist) in 1917, on the occasion of the death of his friend Rik Wouters the previous year. Tytgat described and depicted his memories of their friendship in a gripping story; in the prospectus for the edition he stated: 'I will try to make this book into a relic'. The printed cover contains nineteen double-folded sheets of which only the inside is used. On the first sheet is the double portrait of Rik and Nel Wouters, on the next double-folded sheet on the right a flower vignette and on the left Tytgat's self-portrait. Then the story begins, consisting of sixteen consecutive pages with the text on the left and the colour woodcut on the right. The book was written in London and rolled off Tytgat's own press, 'la presse de l'imagier', in an edition of 40 copies. It is Tytgat's first woodcut album.


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Brussels 1879 - Woluwé-Saint-Lambert (Brussels) 1957
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Title Quelques images de la vie d'un artiste (A Few Scenes from the Life of an Artist)
Date 1917
Period 20th century
Location London TGN
Medium and support woodcut AAT
Collection print room
Object type woodcut AAT
Inventory number 2003-AZ-14
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2003-AZ-14
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/4817/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015637 portraits AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300236227 townscapes (representations) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H landscapes Iconclass
25H153 bush, shrubs ~ forest Iconclass
25HH landscapes - HH - ideal landscapes Iconclass
25I2 village Iconclass
25I22 prospect of village, silhouette of village Iconclass
33A5 friends Iconclass
48B13 artist's model, sitter Iconclass
48B3 portrait, self-portrait of artist Iconclass
48C513 portrait, self-portrait of painter Iconclass
49M3212 comic strip, 'bande dessinee' Iconclass
61B2(RIK WOUTERS) historical person (RIK WOUTERS) Iconclass
61B2(TYTGAT, Edgard) historical person (TYTGAT, Edgard) Iconclass
61BB2(NEL DUERINCKX) historical person (NEL DUERINCKX) - BB - woman Iconclass
84 tales and fairy tales Iconclass
School / Style naive art AAT
Edgard Tytgat : houtsnijder (tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 28.10.1995 - 28.01.1996) / Els Desmedt, Robert Hoozee. - Gent : Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, 1995 ; Antwerpen : Pandora, 1995 (p. 88-90, nr. 9c (ill.), 94-112 (ill.))
Kunstenaarsportretten (uit Antwerpen, Brugge en Gent : tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 26 mei - 19 augustus 2007) / Dorine Cardyn-Oomen, Nanny Schrijvers, Monique Tahon-Vanroose. - Gent : Vlaamse Kunstcollectie, 2007 (p. 65, nr. 67 (ill.))
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