James Ensor, ‘Péchés Capitaux Dominés Par La Mort From "Les Sept Péchés Capitaux" ("The Deadly Sins Dominated By Death" from "The Deadly Sins")’, 1904, Freeman's
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James Ensor

Péchés Capitaux Dominés Par La Mort From "Les Sept Péchés Capitaux" ("The Deadly Sins Dominated By Death" from "The Deadly Sins"), 1904

Etching extensively hand-colored with watercolor and gouache on Japan mounted to Holland paper.
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Image: 3.25 x 5.25 in (8.3 x 13.3cm)
Plate: 3.5 x 5.5 in (8.9 x 14cm)
Sheet: 9.1875 x 11.25 in (23.3 …

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Pencil signed, titled and dedicated 'J'offre à Albert Croquez ces vilains péchés et je les lui souhaite en réduction' bottom left and …
James Ensor
Belgian, 1860–1949
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A major figure of the Belgian avant-garde in the late 19th century and a forerunner of 20th-century Expressionism, James Ensor produced paintings that explored religious subject matter, political satire, and carnivalesque imagery (his family owned an antiques and souvenir emporium that sold grotesque carnival masks). Stylistically, his paintings are characterized by harsh colors and thick layers of oil paint, sometimes applied with palette knives or spatulas. His most famous work, Christ’s Entry into Brussels (1889), incorporated his trademark style and depictions of fairground masks to satirize contemporary religion and politics in Belgium. In his early years, Ensor was a founder and leader of Les Vingt (The Twenty), a group whose goal was to promote new artistic developments in Europe, though they later rejected his work as it became more radical and extreme in subject and method. Ensor admired the works of Francisco Goya and J. M. W. Turner, and felt a particular affinity with their preoccupations with both light and violence.

James Ensor, ‘Péchés Capitaux Dominés Par La Mort From "Les Sept Péchés Capitaux" ("The Deadly Sins Dominated By Death" from "The Deadly Sins")’, 1904, Freeman's
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Image: 3.25 x 5.25 in (8.3 x 13.3cm)
Plate: 3.5 x 5.5 in (8.9 x 14cm)
Sheet: 9.1875 x 11.25 in (23.3 x 28.6cm)

In 1904, James Ensor published a portfolio of etchings entitled "The Seven Deadly Sins," a series of satirical prints based upon the traditional Christian themes of morality. The suite includes seven …

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Pencil signed, titled and dedicated 'J'offre à Albert Croquez ces vilains péchés et je les lui souhaite en réduction' bottom left and …
James Ensor
Belgian, 1860–1949
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A major figure of the Belgian avant-garde in the late 19th century and a forerunner of 20th-century Expressionism, James Ensor produced paintings that explored religious subject matter, political satire, and carnivalesque imagery (his family owned an antiques and souvenir emporium that sold grotesque carnival masks). Stylistically, his paintings are characterized by harsh colors and thick layers of oil paint, sometimes applied with palette knives or spatulas. His most famous work, Christ’s Entry into Brussels (1889), incorporated his trademark style and depictions of fairground masks to satirize contemporary religion and politics in Belgium. In his early years, Ensor was a founder and leader of Les Vingt (The Twenty), a group whose goal was to promote new artistic developments in Europe, though they later rejected his work as it became more radical and extreme in subject and method. Ensor admired the works of Francisco Goya and J. M. W. Turner, and felt a particular affinity with their preoccupations with both light and violence.

James Ensor

Péchés Capitaux Dominés Par La Mort From "Les Sept Péchés Capitaux" ("The Deadly Sins Dominated By Death" from "The Deadly Sins"), 1904

Etching extensively hand-colored with watercolor and gouache on Japan mounted to Holland paper.
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