Isidore VERHEYDEN (1846-1905) "Le Dimanche" ca. 1900-1905, oil on canvas, 134 x 175 cm. Private collection, via Thomas Deprez Fine Arts.
Exhibited: La Libre Esthétique, 1906 | Retrospective Isidore Verheyden, Cercle Artistique et Littéraire, 1907
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Is. Verheyden's "Le Dimanche" exhibited at the Brussels Salon de La Libre Esthétique in 1906.
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Isidore VERHEYDEN (1846-1905) Oilsketch for "Le Dimanche", ca. 1900-1905 | 27 x 34 cm
Private collection via Thomas Deprez Fine Arts
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