109. Frans Masereel

Frans Masereel
(1889-1972)
La Nuit et ses Filles (1959) (11x):
– La Nuit
– Le Destin
– Les Tènebres
– La Crainte
– Les Songes
– Le Sommeil
– La Fraude
– 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:
– Galerij Jos Beckers, Ghent
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Literature:
– F. Masereel, La nuit et ses filles. Douze bois gravés, Pierre Vorms, Belvès/Dordogne, 1959
– R. Avermaete, Frans Masereel; bibliografie [door] Pierre Vorms en Hanns-Conon von der Gabelentz, De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam, 1975, bibl. B, pp. 258-259, no. 47
– P. Ritter, Frans Masereel: eine annotierte Bibliographie des druckgraphischen 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.

Taxatie
€ 2.000 - 4.000
Hamerbedrag
€ 2.600