168. Rik Wouters
(Mechelen 1882 – Amsterdam 1916)
Portrait of Edgard Tytgat
With signature and numbered 4/6 on the left chest
On the back of the base the inscription Archieven/Archives Rik Wouters, Belgian Art Institute – Noortman and foundry name Susse Fondeur Paris and stamp and date 2004
Bronze, H. 69 cm
In 1907 Wouters made a bust of his close friend Tytgat in plaster. Due to his early death (aged 33) the sculpture was never cast in bronze. The plaster bust is in the collection of the Brusselse Koninklijke Museum voor Schone Kunsten.
Noortman master Paintings, Maastricht