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Constant Nieuwenhuys-Le revenant, 1939
photo: Tom Haartsen

Le revenant

1939
20.0cm x 13.5cm
crayon, paper, pencil, watercolor
Private collection

Circa 1939
In 1939/1940 Constant drew 8 illustrations for the poems Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire,1857.
Both the drawings Le revenant  (The Ghost) and Femmes damnées (Delphine et Hippolyte) are from Fleurs du Mal.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Portret van mijn grootvader, 1938
photo: Tom Haartsen

Portret van mijn grootvader

1938
45.0cm x 38.0cm
paper, pencil
Private collection

Constants grandfather on his mother's side was a tailor. Constant wore a purple suit made by his grandfather when he met Gerrit Kouwenaar on the Magere brug (Skinny Bridge) on a summer day in Amsterdam in 1942. Gerrit Kouwenaar later described this first meeting in the opening speech of an exhibition of Constant in Galerie Le Canard, 26 Januari 1952, with the following words:

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Portret van mijn moeder, 1938
photo: Tom Haartsen

Portret van mijn moeder

1938
44.1cm x 33.5cm
crayon, paper, pencil
Collection Fondation Constant
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Emmaüsgangers, 1936
photo: Unknown

De Emmaüsgangers

1936
85.5cm x 80.0cm
jute, varnish paint
Private collection, NL
Constant Nieuwenhuys-ZT/Kop, 1936
photo: Tom Haartsen

Kop

1936
21.4cm x 14.0cm x 10.5cm
concrete
Collection Fondation Constant
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Piëta, 1936
photo: Tom Haartsen

Piëta

1936
69.5cm x 69.0cm
crayon, paper
Collection Fondation Constant

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