Theo Van Rysselberghe
"Les rubans verts, 1897"
THEO VAN RYSSELBERGHE
Gent 1862-1926 Saint-Clair, Var
LES RUBANS VERTS
Pastel on paper
90 x 65 cm.
Signed and dated: lower right with monogram ‘97 Portrait of Marquerite Mommen-Ithiers'
Provenance: Art gallery Campo, Anvers, Auction 10 oktober 1972 (nr. 505); P. Mommen, Brussels; J. Mommen; Private collection, Belgium.
Literature: R. Feltkamp, Théo Van Rysselberghe. Catalogue Raisonné, p. 316, nr. 1897-010 (ill).
Theo van Rysselberghe transferred the pointillism of Georges Seurat into a personal imagery. The human figure was a beloved theme for the artist: he would immortalize many friends and acquaintances as Emile Verhaeren, Maurice Maeterlinck and Octave Maus, who Van Rysselberghe knew because of his connections with artist association Les XX.