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Antiquariaat Acanthus
Achter Sint Pieter 180
3512 HT Utrecht
The Netherlands


Iris van Daalen


+31(030) 231 49 49 +31(030) 231 49 49



SKETCHBOOK - Original Drawings & Sketches
LEO GESTEL (1881-1941) - SKETCHBOOK (Original)- Schetsboek. SKETCHBOOK of Leo Gestel (1881-1941). Schetsboek. Sketchbook with original drawings and sketches of circus scenes, portraits, nudes, etc. Blaricum, 1929. Oblong 15.8 x 11,8 cm. 26 Leaves of which 24 lvs. with drawings in charcoal or pencil, verso blank, 2 lvs. with drawings on front and verso, inner boards also with illustrations. Contempory clothbacked boards with on front in manuscript 'Cat. no. S38' and '1929/1930'; on backboard: 'Blaricum 1929-30'; on inner frontboard in the same hand (by the executor of the estate) a description of the number of lvs. with drawings and Gestel's atelier stamp, warranted by a notary. Original sketchbook in good condition. The artist Leo Gestel (1881-1941) was a Dutch painter and draughtsman, and one of the leading artists of Dutch modernism. He experimented with cubism, expressionism, futurism and postimpressionism. In 1929, just before a major exhibition, the majority of his paintings were lost when a fire destroyed his studio in Bergen (N-Holland); he then moved to Blaricum and started working more abstract. This sketchbook was made in 1929-1930 during a key period in the artistic life of the artist.
Exhibitor: Antiquariaat Acanthus

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