Watercolor on paper of herons or egrets in a marshy area, measuring 21 1/4" by 29 1/4" (54 cm. by 74 cm.), in a 1" wide modern era frame. The painting is firmly signed in ink at lower right and dated 1905. This is, judging from auction records I see, **one of the largest works by this noted Belgian impressionist artist**. Outer was born in the part of Luxembourg closest to Belgium. He studied art in Louvain and Brussels, and in the atelier of Jean-Francois Portaels. Outer was a traveler, visiting the south of France, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Greece and the Middle East. He is known to have met Toulouse-Lautrec and Utrillo, and hung with the "Black Cat" group of Aristide Bruant. Today he is known principally for his sensitively rendered delicate watercolor landscapes, although drawings and a few oils are also recorded. He also did some illustrations for turn of the century publications. I see from the net that something like 350 works are recorded, and a catalog raisonne is in the works. This example is remarkably fresh for a painting executed over 100 years ago. There is a little soiling under the glass in the central sky, appearing in the images as light smudges, and at upper right corner there is some heavier soiling/foxing (ask for more detailed photos). No doubt, these flaws could be handled by a professional paper restorer. The frame is of a modern period and though functional it doesn't complement the work. ALLOW FOR REFLECTIONS IN GLASS IN FIRST FEW IMAGES, ESPECIALLY AT LEFT. Shipping wizard figures are guesstimates. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS NOW IN MY SHOP.
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