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Firmin Baes

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Firmin BAES (1874-1943) The old farmer, 1942 360 x 260 mm (view) | 55 x 45 cm (framed) Conté crayon and pastels on paper Signed and dated l.r.: 'Firmin Baes / 1942' and annotated with a dedication: 'Très cordial souvenir / à mademoiselle Nelly' PROVENANCE: Private collection, Brussels. RELATED WORKS: The present sheet is closely related to an illustration in the artist's memoirs: "Histoires de Peintres: raccontées et illustrées par Firmin Baes", Brussels: Librairie Générale, 1941. The model represented here, and described in his autobiography as the 'Old Peasant', is represented in several of Baes' most accomplished compositions. CONDITION: Excellent.

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