Description & Technical information

This gouache drawing by Georges De Feure is datable to the decade of the 1910s. The composition is structured like a stage set, and it may perhaps have been intended as such. A closely comparable drawing of a Design for a Stage Set: An Oriental Palace by the Sea, of similar dimensions, was with Stephen Ongpin Fine Art in 2012 and is now in a Turkish private collection. Of perhaps a slightly earlier date are two compositionally similar gouache drawings, one with a castle and other a palace, both framed by a proscenium-like arrangement of trees in the foreground, which are in private collections. 

The present sheet is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Ian Millman, and will be included in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work.

Medium: Gouache and watercolour, over a pencil underdrawing, on pale blue-grey paper, with framing lines in pencil
Signature: Signed dE FEURE in blue ink at the lower left centre.

Dimensions: 21 x 27.3 cm (8¹/₄ x 10³/₄ inches)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints