Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 444

 
444
Prosper De Troyer
Erik Satie (Le prélude), 1925.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 57.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Erik Satie (Le prélude). 1925.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated in lower right. 204 x 146 cm (80.3 x 57.4 in).

• Expressive homage to the famous composer Erik Satie, who died this year.
• Fascinating work in which the examination of currents of Fauvism, Cubism and Expressionism creates a very individual visual language.
• Large-format major work from the important creative phase after the return to figuration
.

We are grateful to Mr. Mark Uytterhoeven, Mecheln, Dr. Johan De Smet, Gent, and Dr. Pascal Ghyssaert, Bruges, for their kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Collection De Troyer family, Uytterhoeven.
Southern German art trade (1999).
Private collection Spain.

EXHIBITION: Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33, Tate Modern, London, July 7, 2018 - July 14, 2019, pp. 74-75 (with color illu.).

LITERATURE: Pascal Ghyssaert, Prosper de Troyer (1880-1961). Een stijlkritische analyse van zijn tekeningen en schilderijen uit de periode 1906-1939 (unpublished final thesis, University Gent), Gent 1986 (with illu. on plate 227).

444
Prosper De Troyer
Erik Satie (Le prélude), 1925.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 57.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)