VERWEE Alfred Jacques

(Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 1838 - Schaerbeek 1895)

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Very large and beautiful portrait of two horses in the countryside. Beautiful light and shadow effects. Oil on canvas with a beautiful antique frame. Signed and dated 1871 lower right. 

Size: H 98cm x W 140cm – H 138cm x W 180 cm

Belgian School of the second part of the 19th century.

Lit: Alfred Verwee is a realistic  landscape and animal painter. Pupil of his father Louis-Pierre, brother of the genre painter Louis Charles Verwee, he also has Eugène Verboeckhoven as a teacher. During a stay in Paris, he learns about the Barbizon school which influences his work ( Constant Troyon). Trips to London and the Netherlands, he is a founding member of the “Société libre des Beaux-Arts” (1868). From 1880, here presents the polders area near Knokke  and becomes the leader of this colony of painters.  

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