Leon Spilliaert

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SPILLIAERT Leon Femme De Pêcheur Sur Un Ponton

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Leon Spilliaert - Trees

Leon Spilliaert - Trees

Original 1929
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Lot number: 6
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Leon Spilliaert (1881-1946) Trees signed and dated 'Spilliaert 1929' (lower left) watercolour and gouache on paper laid down on cardboard 70.5 x 50 cm. Executed in 1929 Anonymous sale, De Vuyst, Lokeren, 6 March 1999, lot 452. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner. PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT BELGIAN COLLECTION A. Adriaens-Pannier and R. van de Velde, Léon Spilliaert of de schoonheid van een wijs hart, Antwerp 1998, no. 137 (illustrated p. 233). Antwerp, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Léon Spilliaert, 13 November 1998-23 January 1999, no. 137.
Leon Spilliaert - Autoportrait

Leon Spilliaert - Autoportrait

Original 1906
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Lot number: 7
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Léon Spilliaert 1881 - 1946 AUTOPORTRAIT watercolour, India ink, wash, pastel and pencil on paper 64.6 x 51.1 cm ; 25 3/8 x 20 1/8 in. Executed circa 1906. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Authentication The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Anne Adriaens-Pannier. Provenance Madeleine Spilliaert, Bruxelles Thence by descent LÉON SPILLIAERT Léon Spilliaert is today internationally recognised as one of the most talented and original artists of his generation, since the important retrospective recently devoted to his work at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium in 2006, and the exhibition of his extraordinary self-portraits at the Musée d’’Orsay in 2007. Sotheby’’s is privileged to present this remarkable group of three works of art by Léon Spilliaert from the personal collection of Mrs. Madeleine Spilliaert, daughter of the artist and devoted advocate of her father’’s work. It is the first time these works have been presented on the art market. This group comprises of Portrait de femme de profil au croissant de lune, Autoportrait (1929) and a vanity (Vanitas, 1917). Comparison between the last two works is particularly interesting because of the artist’’s existential preoccupations which are here embodied in a surprising and fascinating manner. Lot 7 More than any other work of art expressing the sorrow of a young artist searching for himself, Léon Spilliaert’’s self-portraits are at the heart of his youthful output and can be considered as paradigms of the kind. Analyses of the inner self, exploring the psychic tensions of a conscience obsessed by solitude and emptiness, burning with a strange fever, Spilliaert’’s self-portraits are also vibrant professions of artistic faith, and directly relate to self-portraits by Van Gogh, Arnold Böcklin and Edvard Munch. As early as 1902, the artist showed his interest in the confrontation with his own image in Autoportrait. The theme reappears at different key moments of his artistic and human evolution, where he intensely explores, in a spiritual and psychological quest, the truth of his deepest inner self. This mid-length self-portrait is set against a monochromic background, without any decoration to distract the viewer’’s eye. It is more intimate, a far cry from the theatricality of many of Spilliaert’’s dramatic self-portraits, but just as grim. The artist forces us to look into his gaze in a very raw manner. It is a bare interrogation, more direct, that Sigmund Freud qualified as “disturbing strangeness”. The artist does not create a stage, by the multiplication of his image, Spilliaert doesn’’t question death, but his own existence, just like Musset did in the extract from La Nuit de décembre (1835). The self-portrait theme is the strongest and most enchanting expression of Spilliaert’’s work. As of today, there are only approximately thirty recorded self-portraits, most of them created between 1903 and 1915. These self-portraits evolve from the simple physical description to the contemplative confrontation of their creator with himself, with death. Who are you, bleak and pale face, Dark portrait dressed in black? What do you want with me, sad bird of passage? Is it a vain dream? Is it my own image That I see in this mirror? Alfred de Musset, La Nuit de décembre, 1835 (extrait) Executed on cream wove thin card, not laid down. The card has yellowed with age and oxidation spots are visible on the reverse along with some handling smudges and media marks. The upper and left edges are uneven with some associated minor scuffing and there is a tiny nick to the right edge, below the centre. There are some scattered small paintlosses around the extreme edges and two tiny pinhole losses in the background with some traces of old glue. Otherwise this work is in good original condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Leon Spilliaert - Trees

Leon Spilliaert - Trees

Original 1939
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Lot number: 4
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Description: Léon Spilliaert, Trees, 1939 Signed and dated 'L. Spilliaert 1939'.To be included in the catalogue raisonné in preparation. With written confirmation from Dr. Anne Adriaens-Pannier, Brussels, via email dated 1.9.2014. Crayon, watercolour, East-Indian ink and gouache on paper Framed under glass 28,7 x 19,8 cm 1939 Droit de suite according to conditions of sale Private collection, Ekeren Ostend 1991 (Museum voor Schone Kunsten), Léon Spilliaert. Catalogus van de verzameling, exh.cat., p. 116 (comp. work). Crayon, watercolour, East-Indian ink and gouache on paper Framed under glass
Leon Spilliaert - Femme De Pêcheur Sur Un Ponton

Leon Spilliaert - Femme De Pêcheur Sur Un Ponton

Original 1909
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Lot number: 163
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Leon Spilliaert (1881-1946) Femme de pêcheur sur un ponton signed and dated 'LSpilliaert09' (lower left) colour crayon and brush and India ink and wash on paper 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (65.3 x 50 cm.) Executed in 1909 Private collection, Europe; sale, Sotheby’’’’s, Paris, 28 May 2009, lot 11. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner. A. Adriaens-Pannier, Spilliaert, le regard de l'âme, Brussels, 2006, no. 414 (illustrated p. 290). Brussels, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Léon Spilliaert, A Free Spirit, September 2006 - February 2007, no. 123 (illustrated, p. 114).
Leon Spilliaert - Marine Avec Bateaux À Voiles

Leon Spilliaert - Marine Avec Bateaux À Voiles

Original 1925
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Lot number: 174
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Spilliaert Catalogue raisonné being prepared by Anne Adriaens-Pannier. Geo Mommaerts, Brussels Sale: Lokeren, De Vuyst, Belgium, 11th March 2006, lot 129 Private Collection, Europe Private Collection, United Kingdom (acquired from the above; sale: Sotheby's, London, 4th February 2009, lot 104) Purchased at the above sale by the present owner Léon Spilliaert 1881 - 1946 MARINE AVEC BATEAUX À VOILES signed L. Spilliaert and dated 25 (lower right) watercolour and gouache on paper 42.6 by 59.6cm., 16¾ by 23½in. Executed in 1925. Executed on buff colored paper, affixed with rice or restorer's paper at all four edges. All four edges of the sheet are unevenly cut. There are two pinholes at the extreme upper right and two at lower right corners. Otherwise this work is in overall very good condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
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