THE DEADLY SINS DOMINATED BY DEATH, JAMES ENSOR


LOT 7 SALE 102

JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949), THE DEADLY SINS DOMINATED BY DEATH
Les Péchés Capitaux dominés par la Mort, from Les Péchés Capitaux.

Lot Description

1904, hand colored etching (copper plate)
and drypoint on simili Japon,
with margins,
91 x 140 mm, (160 x 250 mm).

Estimate

EUR 4,000 – 4,500

Lot sold

EUR 4,000

Literature and Illustration

Aug. Taevernier James Ensor. Catalogue illustré de ses gravures, leur description critique et l'inventaire des plaques, Antwerpen, 1999.
Albert Croquez, L' Oeuvré de James Ensor, Genève&Bruxelles Éditions Pierre Cailler, 1947.

Lot Notes

Frontispiece to the album The Deadly Sins, probably edition of 116, not dated. The seven sins are represented by carnival figures: Pride as a soldier at the left, then Avarice holding a bag of money, Anger as a women furious at the man representing Lust, then Gluttony eating a sausage, Envy menacing a knife, and finally Sloth falling asleep while a snail creeps up his nightgown.