The Entry of Christ into Brussels

Public Domain

Artist / maker

James Ensor (etchers)

Date

1898

Period

19th century
In March 1899 James Ensor, together with Edmond Verstraeten, was honoured with an exhibition of his etchings in the Cercle Artistique et Littéraire in Brussels. On the occasion of this exhibition, Ensor's friend Eugène Demolder wrote an article in La Revue des beaux-arts et des lettres, in which the print was published for the first time. Through this print, Ensor…
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In March 1899 James Ensor, together with Edmond Verstraeten, was honoured with an exhibition of his etchings in the Cercle Artistique et Littéraire in Brussels. On the occasion of this exhibition, Ensor's friend Eugène Demolder wrote an article in La Revue des beaux-arts et des lettres, in which the print was published for the first time. Through this print, Ensor hoped to introduce his masterpiece "The Entry of Christ into Brussels in 1889" (Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum) to a wider audience. The print is a fairly accurate copy of the painting. The large banner with the inscription "Vive la sociale" is just missing. In the crowd, however, one notices more inscriptions than in the painting. Most of them were copied from the large drawing "The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem" (inv. 1963-E).
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More about this work

Features
Artist / maker James Ensor VIAF RKD Wikidata
Type etching
Category prints (visual works)
Material paper
Dimensions 248 x 355 mm
Location Work currently not on display
Object number 1998-B-114-1
Description
Subject fantastic art
Tags names of cities and villages (JERUSALEM) Iconclass, names of cities and villages (BRUSSELS) Iconclass, geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (SAMARIA) Iconclass, historical person ((EDWARD ANSEELE) Iconclass, politician, e.g. party leader Iconclass, historical person (WAGNER, Richard) Iconclass, composer Iconclass, New Testament Iconclass, Christ Iconclass, Christ as adult Iconclass, adult Christ together with apostles, evangelists, saints, etc. Iconclass, public life of Christ: from his baptism until the Passion Iconclass, Passion of Christ Iconclass, entry into Jerusalem: people spreading their clothes before Christ on the ass, and waving palm branches (Matthew 21:1-11, 21:14-16; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19) Iconclass, rays as nimbus Iconclass, king Iconclass, the Jews, Jewish life Iconclass, brass band, street band - CC - out of doors Iconclass, mustard Iconclass, butcher, slaughterman Iconclass, crowd, mob Iconclass, festivities (+ parade, pageant, cavalcade ~ festive activities) Iconclass, private soldier Iconclass, police Iconclass, masquerade, masked ball Iconclass, mask Iconclass, Death as skeleton Iconclass, (human) skeleton Iconclass, (human) skull Iconclass, sun as celestial body Iconclass, light Iconclass, natural light Iconclass, dusk, evening twilight Iconclass, trees Iconclass, housing Iconclass, civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass, urban housing Iconclass, standard-bearer, flag-bearer Iconclass, ribbon, scroll, banderole ~ ornament Iconclass, Waiting, Watching Iconclass
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