Jules De Bruycker etchings for sale

Belgian, 1870-1945

Back to Artist Catalogue

Antwerp Cathedral (La Cathedrale d'Anvers) -  DE BRUYCKER

Antwerp Cathedral (La Cathedrale d'Anvers)
Etching, 1929, LeRoy 163 (i/II), edition 100 plus only a few proofs of the rare first state. 23 7/8 x 19 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil; also inscribed "epr.1 etat" (proof, first state). This is a superb, early impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are quite wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from traces of an old adhesive on the extreme sheet edges, verso. This dramatic, richly inked impression of the first state is before additional figures were added in the foreground in front of the cathedral. De Bruycker produced a few other prints on this scale but this is among the finest. Antwerp Cathedral is a tour de force of etching medium and a truly inspired Belgian print from the era.
SOLD

Colleague (Confrère) -  DE BRUYCKER

Colleague (Confrère)
Etching, 1906, LeRoy 3, edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japan paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good. (There are two small abrasions in the upper margin from a previous mat and a modest glue spot in the right margin. This is a portrait of Cies de Kalle a.k.a. Georges van de Walle 1861-1923, a fellow Belgian artist.)
$850

Eglise Saint- Nicolas, Gand (Ghent) -  DE BRUYCKER

Eglise Saint- Nicolas, Gand (Ghent)
Etching, 1928, LeRoy 151, edition unknown. 18 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb, crisp impression of this exceptional work. The margins are wide and the condition is excellent. Ghent is the artist's home town and this is the one of the oldest and most prominent landmarks in Ghent. This is a rare print and there's a variant of the same subject.
SOLD

La Cathédrale d'Amiens -  DE BRUYCKER

La Cathédrale d'Amiens
Etching, 1932, LeRoy 172, edition unknown. 23 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Titled in pencil in the lower left and inscribed, "1e etat" (first state). This is a superb impression of this monumental print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This masterpiece of etching is an exceptional example of the artist's flair for detail and drama. Loosely sketched figures are depicted parading up the steps. He produced another large work of Amiens Cathedral in 1929 which is illustrated on this site. (RESERVED)
$3,000

La Porte Saint Denis, Paris -  DE BRUYCKER

La Porte Saint Denis, Paris
Etching, 1928, LeRoy 154, edition 125. 24 x 20 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. Titled in pencil, lower left. This is a fine, richly inked impression printed on simili-Japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The Porte Saint Denis is a triumphal arch designed by the architect Francois Blondel and the sculptor Michel Anguier for Louis XIV. It was built in 1672. An impression of this majestic work is in the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
$2,500

Old Canal (Vieux Canal) (also called, En Ville Morte) -  DE BRUYCKER

Old Canal (Vieux Canal) (also called, En Ville Morte)
Etching, 1926, LeRoy 139, edition 50. 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A superb impression in excellent condition. The margins are full and untrimmed. This engaging work was published as part of La Gravure Originale Belge, Volume 3, (1926). De Bruycker was a stellar and eccentric Flemish etcher from Ghent and a great many of his prints are based on his time there. The best source of information on the artist (in English) is Stephen H. Goddard's catalogue from 1996, De Bruycker, An Eye on Flanders: The Graphic Art of Jules de Bruycker (Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas) (ISBN 0-913689-39-4).
$1,200

Piccadilly Circus, London -  DE BRUYCKER

Piccadilly Circus, London
Etching, 1916, LeRoy 63, edition 40. 9 1/4 x 7 3/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is the smaller of the two versions of this subject. De Bruycker lived in London from 1914-1919 and returned to his native Ghent in 1919. During the war years in London he met Walter Sickert and Frank Brangwyn, among others.
$1,400

Place Ste. Pharailde, Ghent (Het Veerleplein te Gent) -  DE BRUYCKER

Place Ste. Pharailde, Ghent (Het Veerleplein te Gent)
Etching, 1906, LeRoy 7 (iii/III), edition unknown but probably fewer than 50. 8 5/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and titled below the image in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream-colored Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is quite good apart from occasional scuffs in the outer margins. This wonderful, early work reminds of the great Flemish tradition of the of kermis, or village fair, which was made popular early on by Breughel and others. A pen and ink drawing exists for this print and is now in a private collection. Other works by de Bruycker are currently available.
$1,500

Théâtre, Le Paradis (Grande Planche) -  DE BRUYCKER

Théâtre, Le Paradis (Grande Planche)
Etching and soft-ground etching, circa 1907, LeRoy 21, edition unknown. 15 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins.
SOLD

The roofs of St. Nicholas (Antwerp) (Les Toits de St. Nicolas) -  DE BRUYCKER

The roofs of St. Nicholas (Antwerp) (Les Toits de St. Nicolas)
Etching, 1932, LeRoy 179, edition 122. 8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, delicate impression on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. (There's slight thinning in the lower right margin area.) This work is from the series Sites and Visions which consisted on twenty images; six of these were "planches refusees" which exist in rare proofs only. Always the stellar draughtsman, de Bruycker here utilizes an extraordinary viewpoint to describe his scene: the artist dominates an already dominant cathedral and the view below shows minute people walking in the streets.
SOLD


Also available from de_bruycker: de_bruycker etchings for sale, de_bruycker prints for sale

Back to Artist Catalogue

Back to top


William P. Carl Fine Prints

P.O. Box 14688, Durham, NC 27709
TEL: 919-294-8228 - CELL: (413) 221-2383

E-mail: WPCARL@aol.com