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1879—1959

Christus aan het kruis, 1926

charcoal on paper
945 x 685 mm
Collectie Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

Oscar Colbrandt – along with Albert Servaes and many others – found his vocation in the religious awakenings of the 1920s.

During his lifetime, Colbrandt received little to no recognition for his work. His limited oeuvre consists mainly of drawings. He always rendered his favourite motifs – the Blessed Virgin, Saint Francis and Christ crucified – very soberly, focusing only on the essentials.

This work was donated to the collection by gallery owner André Vyncke on the occasion of the museum’s opening.

  • This work is part of the museum’s main collection. It was included in the inventory of the donation from Jules and Irma Dhondt-Dhaenens that was compiled at the board meeting on 19.04.1969.


Cover letter by Vyncke-Van Eyck accompanying his gift to Jules Dhondt, 1967.


Colbrandt’s work on display in the patio room during MDD’s official opening in 1968.
Foto: Cedric Verhelst, www.artinflanders.be, courtesy van de kunstenaar.