James Ensor

The Comical Meal



James Ensor - The Comical Meal



James Ensor
The Comical Meal
1917/18
115.5 x 145.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: Ensor
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bequest of Adelaide Milton de Groot, 1967


Literature

Tricot 2009 499


Provenance

Anton Kerschbaumer, Berlin, ca. 1917/18–d. 1931, commissioned from the artist along with two still lifes, probably Tricot 2009, nos. 491 and 497
his widow, Friederike Kerschbaumer, Berlin, 1931–ca. 1937, sold to Ullstein
Leopold Ullstein, Berlin, ca. 1937–his emigration to Great Britain in 1939
his ex-wife, Johanna Ullstein, later Johanna Thomsen-Ullstein, Berlin, later Denmark, then New York, 1939–at least 1948, consigned to Thannhauser
with Justin K. Thannhauser, New York, until 1949, sold for $1,050 on 8 November to Stern
with Frederic A. Stern and Curt Valentin, New York, 1949, sold to de Groot
Adelaide Milton de Groot, New York, 1949–d. 1967
on loan to the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn., 1950–6 October 1956
on loan to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 5 October 1956–1967
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External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 67.187.68

Other works by James Ensor


James Ensor A Palette Full of Colours
A Palette Full of Colours
1939

James Ensor The Red Judge
The Red Judge
1900

James Ensor Russian Music
Russian Music
1881

James Ensor Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise
Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise
1887

James Ensor Death and the Masks
Death and the Masks
1897