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Drawing Retrospective

Oscar Jespers drew throughout his whole life, with a rather impressive amount of drawings made between 1914 and 1920. During his Cubist sculptural period, 1921 until about 1930, he drew very little and he made still fewer drawings during his Expressionist sculptural period, 1930 until 1935. Jespers was undeniably preoccupied with his innovative stone sculptures to dedicate much time to drawing.

It was in 1946, during the period of female figures in bronze, that he began to draw much more. Then, between 1950 and 1960, he made a series of expressive large-scale drawings.

Early Drawings 1911 – 1914

De kachel / The Stove aquarel, gesigneerd en gedateerd rechts onder watercolor, signed and dated lower left 69 x 50 cm, 1914

De kachel
(Wood Stove)

Watercolour
Signed and dated lower right corner
69 x 50 cm
1914

Het atelier / The Studio houtskool charcoal 49 x 37 cm

Het atelier
(The Workshop)

Charcoal
49 x 37 cm
 
 

The Fauvist Drawings 1914 – 1920

Het bad gewassen inkt, gesigneerd  en gedateerd links onder 99 x 69 cm, 1917

Het bad
(The Bath)

Ink washed
Signed and dated lower left corner
99 x 69 cm
1917

Zittend naakt / Sitting Nude Oostindische inkt, gesigneerd en gedateerd rechts onder Indian ink, signed and dated lower right 51 x 38 cm, 1914

Zittend naakt
(Seated Nude)

East Indian ink
Signed and dated lower right corner
51 x 38 cm
1914

Zittende vrouw / Sitting Woman Oost indische inkt, gesigneerd en gedateerd rechts onder Indian ink, signed and dated lower right 42 x 30 cm, 1915

Zittende vrouw
(Seated Woman)

East Indian ink
Signed and dated lower right corner
42 x 30 cm
1915

Vrouw in zetel / Woman in Chair Oost indische inkt, gesigneerd en gedateerd midden onder Indian ink, signed and dated lower center 42 x 30 cm, 1915

Vrouw in zetel
(Woman in an Armchair)

East Indian ink
Signed and dated lower middle
42 x 30 cm
1915

Zittend naakt / Sitting Nude Oost indische inkt, gesigneerd en gedateerd rechts onder Indian ink, signed and dated lower right 42 x 30 cm, 1916

Zittend naakt
(Seated Nude)

East Indian ink
Signed and dated lower right corner
42 x 30 cm
1916

Vrouwenportret / Woman Portrait aquarel, gesigneerd en gedateerd rechts onder watercolor, signed and dated lower right 33 x 27,5 cm, 1917

Vrouwenportret
(Portrait of a Woman)

Watercolour
Signed and dated lower right corner
33 x 27,5 cm
1917

Twee staande figuren / Two Standing Figures Oostindische inkt, gesigneerd rechts onder Indian ink, signed lower right 42 x 33 cm

Twee staande figuren
(Two Figures Standing)

East Indian ink
Signed lower right corner
42 x 33 cm
 

Balletdanseres / Ballet Dancer potlood en Oostindische inkt, gesigneerd rechts onder pencil and Indian ink, signed lower right 62 x 45 cm

Balletdanseres
(Ballerina)

Pencil and East Indian ink
Signed lower right corner
62 x 45 cm
 

Cubist Drawings 1920 – 1930

Banjo techniek,  afmetingen en  verblijfplaats onbekend

Banjo
Technique, dimension
and whereabouts unknown

Classical Drawings until 1968

Zittend naakt conté en Siberisch krijt,  gesigneerd rechts onder 63 x 45,5 cm

Zittend naakt
(Seated Nude)

Conté and Siberian chalk
Signed lower right corner
63 x 45,5 cm

Zittend naakt / Sitting Nude Siberische inkt, gesigneerd rechts onder Siberian ink, signed lower right 60 x 44 cm

Zittend naakt
(Sitting Nude)

Siberian chalk
Signed lower right corner
60 x 44 cm

Staand naakt / Standing Nude conté en Siberisch krijt, gesigneerd rechts onder conté crayon and Siberian chalk, signed lower right 62 x 45 cm

Staand naakt
(Standing Nude)

Conté and Siberian chalk
Signed lower right corner
62 x 45 cm

Staand naakt op de rug / Standing Nude, Back View bruin krijt, gesigneerd links onder brown chalk, signed lower left 63 x 45 cm

Staand naakt op de rug
(The Back of a Standing Nude)

Brown chalk
Signed lower left corner
63 x 45 cm

Zittend naakt / Sitting Nude houtskool, gesigneerd links onder charcoal, signed lower left 109 x 72 cm

Zittend naakt
(Nude Sitting)

Charcoal
Signed lower left corner
109 x 72 cm

Zittend naakt / Sitting Nude houtskool, gesigneerd midden onder charcoal, signed lower center 110 x 72 cm

Zittend naakt
(Nude Sitting)

Charcoal
Signed lower middle
110 x 72 cm

Liggend naakt / Reclining Nude, houtskool, gesigneerd midden onder charcoal, signed lower center 109 x 72 cm

Liggend naakt
(Reclining Nude)

Charcoal
Signed lower middle
109 x 72 cm

Groot naakt / Large Nude houtskool, gesigneerd midden onder charcoal, signed lower center 109 x 75 cm

Groot naakt
(Large Nude)

Charcoal
Signed lower middle
109 x 75 cm