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Portrait of Alfred Verhaeren

Jelley, William (Belgian, 1856-1932)

Sale at (Christie’s, London) in 1986.{1} (Miromesnil Fine Art, Paris); purchased by (Connaught Brown, London) in June 1988; sold to Paul Josefowitz, London, in November 1988.{2}(Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris) by 1997;{3} purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1997 (1997.86).

{1} Christie’s, London, Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 17 June 1986, lot 443 (ill.) as “Bearded Man;” it failed to sell and was returned to the consignor.
{2}Both the seller and the purchaser are given in correspondence, dated 18 September 2012, with Amanda Lo Iacono of Connaught Brown (IMA Provenance File).
{3}See correspondence between Waring Hopkins of Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris, and IMA in July 1997 (IMA Historical File).

Object Information

Jelley, William (Belgian, 1856-1932)
creation date
about 1890
oil on cardboard
14 x 10-1/2 in. (board)
17-13/16 x 14-1/8 x 1-1/8 in. (framed)
mark descriptions
signed in reddish orange paint, l.l.: W. Jelley
accession number
credit line
The Beeler Fund
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945

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