151. Leo Gestel
(Woerden 1881 – Hilversum 1941)
La danse du départ
Annotated Laren z.verpl. l.r.
Ink and pencil on paper, 25 x 20 cm
Acquired directly from the artist by family of the present owner
Leo Gestel was in the Sint Jan hospital regularly between 1933 and 1941. This did not stop him from drawing; he made this work for the beloved Dr. W.A. Boekelman, which shows how Gestel celebrates the fact that he can leave the hospital once more.