3577 - 4766 FINE ARTS - MODERN ART. PRINTS, DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
= Cartoon in comics style, published in the newspaper De Tijd.
- Laid down on mount; some defects in outer left margin.
AND 2 others: a nice charcoal drawing of a female nude w. annot. "Bram van Velde" on verso and a oilpainted portrait on paper.
- Sl. foxed; tape along margins on verso. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE V.
- Blank margins foxed/ dustsoiled/ sl. frayed.
AND 7 other prints by the same, i.a. "Aus Tunis" (etching) and "Wien I. Bösendorfersaal", "Wien Wallnerstrase" and "Wien XIX Nussdorfer Spitz" (3 woodcuts).
- Small tear in lower margin.
AND 4 similar black (and white) chalk drawings by the same (each signed "Pedda" in pencil).
= Rich, varied and personal archive of the Flemish friar and skillful artist Josephus Antonius Mauritius Bossaert. He was a versatile artist trained at the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten St.-Lukas in Ghent (1940-1947), and focused on the graphic and decorative arts. In 1955 he settled in Nijmegen, where he opened an atelier, "Open Atelier De Westerhelling, centrum voor levende kunst". In 1987 he moved to Habay-la-Veille in the Ardennes, where he opened a similar atelier which he ran until 2004. In 1993 he received the ANV-Visser Neerlandia award for his cultural merits. As a man of religion, he was member of the international Roman Catholic Society of Mary, Bossaert produced many works with a religious theme. In this archive, however, secular works seem to dominate. Bossaert had a relationship with artist Anina Margiono (1919-2012). The archive contains a large amount of his correspondence with her, often in the shape of cards with a watercolour, and including several booklets with drawings, that one could call visual love letters.
- Formerly under passepartout.