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The Artist's Studio

James Ensor (in 1930)

The fame of the eccentric Ensor rests on a series of pictures featuring the masks and skeletons from his mother’s party supplies shop. He also painted Christ on an ass, entering Brussels not Jerusalem, engulfed by Ensor’s contemporaries, who all look mad. Part of that painting is on the right in this view of the artist’s home. He is seated in the room at the back.


Title The Artist's Studio
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 11
Dimensions (general) Width : 66 cm
Height : 84 cm
Makers Painter: James Ensor
Accession number 1203 (MK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1958
Age maker Unknown
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions James Ensor (2009)
Ensor in context (2010)
Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance (2016)
Material Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Belgium > Western Europe > Europe

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