RemarksA first and smaller version of "De Schilder (The painter)". In occasion of the exhibition on Flemish expressionism in Groningen in 2004, this until then unknown work, was discovered in a dutch private collection.
Exhibition"Vlaamsche Kunst" Genootschap Pictura, Groningen, April 1920
Literature"Frits Van den Berghe" door Piet Boyens, with catalogue raisonné by Patrick Derom and Gilles Marquenie, Pandora, Antwerp 1999, cf. nr. 110, ill. of the larger version that belongs tho the coll. Dexia, Brussels
The authenticity of this work was confirmed to us by Mr. Piet Boyens
Provenancecoll. poet-writer René De Clercq (1877-1932), friend and patron of Frits Van den Berghe and living in Bussum
private coll., Groningen