Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
Group of 7 illustrations. Together, six colorful and finished images for an unidentified story, circa 1920s and one unrelated image of female fairies embracing in a flower, inscribed in an unidentified hand on verso "'Spring' especially made for [name erased] by Jean de Bosschère]". Mixed media, including gouache and metallic paint on paper. Most are 275x195 mm; 10 3/4x7 3/4 inches, all on 12 1/2x9 1/4-inch sheets. Four are signed "Bosschère" in lower image.

These illustrations were likely created during the 1920s into the 30s, a prolific period for de Bosschère. During this time, he illustrated numerous classics, especially erotic Greek and Roman tales, which the imagery and costumes in these drawings strongly resemble.