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Alfred BASTIEN (1873-1955) Signed Pencil Portrait Drawing Début XXème Rear View Climbing Stairs With Basket

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Alfred BASTIEN (1873-1955) Signed Pencil Portrait Drawing Début XXème Rear View Climbing Stairs With Basket

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Alfred BASTIEN (1873-1955) Signed Pencil Portrait Drawing Début XXème Rear View Climbing Stairs With Basket

  • ARTIST: Alfred Theodore Joseph Bastien (1873-1955)
  • Born: 16 September 1873 Ixelles Belgium
  • Died: 7 January 1955 Ixelles Belgium
  • Rear portrait view in carbon pencil on paper.
  • A person climbing a ladder wearing carved wooden shoes;
  • carrying a heavy basket balanced on their shoulders.
  • Note the balance of the weight in the musculature.
  • MEDIUM: Pencil drawing on paper.
  • MOUNTED: The drawing is glued down at four corners to a sheet of backing paper.
  • SIGNED: This is signed by the artist with the first initial of his last name.
  • NOT FRAMED: This is NOT framed.
  • COUNTRY of Origin: Belgium.
  • AGE: Début XXème
  • Exactly as shown in the detailed photos below.
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  • All the information you need to decide about a purchase is in front of you at the time of purchase.

SIZE:

  • This measures overall approximately 35 cm x 25,8 cm // 13.4 inches x 10.15 inches.

CONDITION:

  • By " antique " we mean over 100 years of age.
  • By " vintage " we mean between 50 and 100 years of age.
  • This item is made of matter and it is OLD; this means it is NOT NEW.
  • This is not a recent reproduction. It is not a recent copy. It is not a fake.
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There are signs of age or usage including but not limited to:

  • The drawing is glued down at four corners to a sheet of backing paper
  • There is overall surface wear.
  • There is overall oxidation.
  • There are surface scratches.
  • The drawing is glued down at four corners to a sheet of backing paper.
  • There is also some smudging of the pencil.
  • There is some overall surface wear.
  • There are tiny surface scratches.
  • There is some oxidation of the paper.
  • There is some minor wear around the perimeter edges and at the corners of the paper.
  • CLEANED: No.
  • RESTORATION: No restoration.
  • MEASUREMENT VERIFIED: Yes.
  • There may also be something that we missed because we aren't specifically trained to see it.
  • We've not examined this microscopically.
  • We've not taken this apart or put this back together.
  • We've not subtracted anything nor added anything that was not already there.
  • We've not cleaned this.
  • This is COMPLETE. No missing pages.
  • The condition is good.
  • There's nothing functionally wrong with this.
  • The condition is exactly as shown in the gallery photos.
  • Look at all the gallery photos carefully and read this description carefully.
  • It is impossible to divine exactly what information a buyer might want.
  • It is the buyer's responsibility to carefully scrutinize a purchase before buying.
  • Please consider your purchase carefully.
  • We are happy to help in any way we can by answering your questions to the best of our ability and furnishing additional specifics upon request.
  • This is not sold on approval.
  • Ask your questions before you buy.

Alfred Theodore Joseph Bastien (1873-1955):

  • Alfred Theodore Joseph Bastien (1873-1955) was born 16 September 1873 in the town of Ixelles, Belgium.
  • He died on 7 January 1955, in the town of Ixelles, Belgium.
  • Exceptionally well-known, oft published and very successful Belgian artist.
  • Listed in all the major art references, including but not limited to Benezit, Piron, Akoun, etc.
  • He primarily favored the mediums of pencil, pen, and oil paint.
  • His inimitable sketching and drawing style developed to accommodate rapid and regular publishing of it during the war.
  • He as much renowned for his graphic war sketches and grand panoramic depictions as for his sensitive portraits of people and animals, and his gentle landscapes.

Alfred Theodore Joseph Bastien was a contemporary of:

  • the sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917),
  • the composer Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924),
  • and the painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831–1905)
  • All of whom were also born in Ixelles.
  • Incidentally, also born in Ixelles, and also his contemporary, was the actress, fashion model, and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993).
  • There must be something in the Ixelles water!

 

  • After he completed work on a grand 'Panorama du Congo' exhibited at the 1913 Ghent World Fair
  • King Albert in 1914 suggested what became his most famous and acclaimed work:
  • a massive grand Panorama of the Yser Front.
  • After the fall of Antwerp in October 1914,
  • he volunteered for the Belgian Army in spite of his age
  • and was eventually transferred to the 'Section Artistique' in Nieuwpoort.
  • His sketches and drawings were regularly published by magazines during the war,
  • particularly the drawings he did depicting the Belgian lines on the Yser river.
  • The British war-time magazine 'the Illustrated War News' regularly published his work
  • as distinctive semi-panoramic multi-color two-page spreads.
  • In 1917, on personal request by Lord Beaverbrook (who owned several of Bastien's pre-war paintings)
  • Bastien was seconded to the Canadian Army until September 1918,
  • during which time he produced many works of art specifically related to the Canadian war experience.
  • He is in the permanent collection of The Canadian War Museum
  • as part of the Lord Beaverbrook Collection of War Art.
  • He is in the permanent collections of many European museums.
  • Photos of the artist, and his work, are below.
  • For more information on him, please visit your local library and search the Internet.
  • Merci pour votre visite!

 

PORTRAIT DE VUE ARRIÈRE par ALFRED BASTIEN (1873-1955) Début XXème

  • Dessin par Alfred Theodore Joseph Bastien (1873-1955).
  • Gros coté.
  • En crayon sur papier gris.
  • Ce dessin est collé aux 4 coins sur un papier gris.
  • Représentant un portrait de vue arrière,
  • d'une personne grimper une échelle transportant un panier lourd sur leurs épaules.
  • Ils portent des chaussures en bois sculptés.
  • L'oeuvre est signée avec le monogrammé B de l'artiste.
  • Ce dessin est d'une très grande finesse. Superbe maîtrise.
  • École Belge.
  • Vendu sans cadre.
  • Dimensions totals: 35 cm x 25,8 cm.
  • Bon état.
  • Quelques légers plis qui ne gènent en rien la qualité du dessin.
  • Infirmes traces de manipulation sur les bords.
  • Frais de port en sus.
  • Merci de votre visite.


 

 

  • PHOTOS OF THE ARTIST AND HIS WORK:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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Product CodeALF3B17P53
ManufacturerEugéne Stanislas Alexandre BLÉRY
ConditionPreowned
Weight8lb

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