Portrait of Claire

Claire de Rassenfosse (1922-2009) lived in the home of her grandparents Armand and Marie up until the summer of 2005.
At barely two years old and armed with some paper and coloured crayons, here she is delightfully sketched by her “Papou” (Grandpa) who, over a period of twelve years, would have the joy of seeing her grow up, he who had only brought up sons.

In accordance with her will, in 2009 Claire de Rassenfose entrusted to the King Baudouin Foundation the mission of conserving and promoting the work and studio-home of Armand de Rassenfosse (1862-1934). She thus hoped to develop awareness and knowledge of her grandfather’s work.
Claire de Rassenfosse’s donation includes the studio-home, located at Rue Saint-Gilles in Liege, as well as its contents. This Neo-Mosan house, built in 1899 according to the plans of the Liege architect Paul Jaspar (now kept at the CRMSF’s Centre d’Archives et de Documentation) was designated a listed building in 2009 by the Heritage Minister Jean-Claude Marcourt.

Material / technique: 
Coloured drawing on paper
45 x 30 cms
Type of acquisition: 
Donated by Claire de Rassenfosse
Year of acquisition: 
Depository institution: 
Armand Rassenfosse Fund