James Ensor (1860 – 1949). Masques scandalisés – The Offended Maskers, 1895. An etching printed on an untrimmed sheet 27.2 cm x 22.2 cm, image plate 11.6 cm x 7.8 cm, titled, dated and signed in the plate.
Made after Ensor’s painting of the same title of 1883, this etching is a reversed image of the painting, with the woman entering from the left in this etching. Ensor made a pencil and black chalk sketch in 1883 which shows the woman entering from the right, as in the painting. Condition fine, untrimmed, matted without adhesive and unframed. References: Tricot 231 (painting) 1883; Delteil 99; Croquez 99; Taevernier 99; Elesh 101; James Ensor a Collection of Prints, Artemis-Boerner, 2002, No. 82 (with watercolor); James Ensor Theatre of Masks, Barbican Art Gallery, 1997, Cat. 125. JEMMS1
The Offended Maskers / Masques scandalisés, 1883, Brussels, Musées royaux des Beaux Arts, oil on canvas, 135 cm x 112 cm.