Watercolour a. pencil, 33 x 50 cm, lo. le. sign. James Thiriar, lo. ri. dat. VIII 32 as well as inscribed Gumbari Vele, framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Belgian draughtsman a. caricaturist, started studying law, in 1913 he published a collection of French a. Belgian uniforms before volunteering in World War I, after the war he worked as stage designer a. was awarded a gold medal, since 1932 he took part in the Belgian Ruwenzori expedition. - Mus.: Brüssel, Tervuren. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit.