Artist: Gestel, Leo (1881-1941)

Mixed technique on paper
Circa 1913
82 x 40,5 cm.

The by Gestel caricatured Jacques Rensburg (Den Haag 1870 - Sobibor 1943) was a well-known poet and translator of Marx, Dante and Boccaccio. Because of his interests, credulousness and/or shabby looks, he was often made fun of by his friends. Leo Gestel was his friend, and depicts him in this drawing as someone absent-minded. A painted portrait of Rensburg by Gestel is in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Catalogue: Works on Paper
Period: Modern 1900-1950

Jacques Rensburg Caricature - Leo Gestel


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