109. Frans Masereel

Frans Masereel
(1889-1972)
La Nuit et ses Filles (1959) (11x):
– La Nuit
– Le Destin
– Les Tenebres
– La Crainte
– Les Songes
– Le Sommeil
– La Fraud
– Le Travail
– La Misère
– La Vieillesse
– La Mort
(La Douleur not part of the present lot)

Each woodblock signed with monogram and titled (in mirror image)
Each woodblock 24.9 x 17.9 cm / 29.1 x 22.5 cm (framed)
Provenance:
– Gallery Jos Beckers, Ghent
- Private collection, the Netherlands
Literature:
– F. Masereel, La nuit et ses filles. Douze bois graves, Pierre Vorms, Belvès/Dordogne, 1959
– R. Avermaete, Frans Masereel; bibliography [by] Pierre Vorms and Hanns-Conon von der Gabelentz, De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam, 1975, bibl. B, p. 258-259, no. 47
– P. Ritter, Frans Masereel: an annotated Bibliographie des druckgraphicischen Werkes, Saur, Munich, 1992, B a, p.183, no. 52
(11x)
Note:
'La Nuit et ses Filles' is a notable work by the Belgian artist Frans Masereel, celebrated for his influential contributions to graphic novels and woodcut art. In this work, Masereel explores themes of night and its associated mysteries, portraying a world transformed by darkness.

Estimate
€ 2.000 - 4.000
Hammer amount
€ 2.600