La Plage de la Panne Loys Delteil 129 volume XIX. James Ensor 134, 1904
Etching, signed and dated
4 x 5.75 x 16 in
"La Plage de la Panne" is an original etching by James Ensor. The artist signed the piece in plate in the lower right and signed, titled, and dated it below the plate in pencil. This piece depicts a beach with distant shored boats and houses. 4" x 5 3/4" art 13" x 16" frame James Ensor (1860-1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker and was an important influence on both expressionism and surrealism. Though he is mostly well known for his paintings, he was a prolific and accomplished printmaker. Ensor himself recognized that the prints were a key part of his artistic legacy, stating in 1934: "Yes, my intention is to go on working for a long time yet so that generations to come may hear me. My intention is to survive, and I think of the solid copper plate, the unalterable ink, easy reproduction, faithful prints, and I adopt etching as a means of expression."