Original Antique European Oil Painting: Still life by Alfred Verhaeren (1849-1924). Oil on panel signed in AV monogram.
As a student at the Royal Academy of Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Verhaeren studied the old masters so as to perfect his technique in still life painting. He went on to participate in many Parisian and Berlin exhibitions starting in 1889; and was awarded a silver medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1900.
In this painting, the artist uses varying thicknesses of material to highlight the dimensions of each element of the scene. By slowly reducing light, the still life takes on depth. With compact outlines, the table seems to blend in with the subjects. An impressive technical work that we love at FAS.
- Overall size: 22.8" x 22" / 58.5 cm x 56.5cm.
- Size without the Frame: 17.7" x 17.3" / 45cm x 44.5cm.
- Provenance: Belgium.
- Signed: Yes, AV.
- Date: Late 1800's.
- Condition: The panel is in a very good state of conservation and has not lost any of its light. The frame has some damage, mainly concentrated on the upper horizontal slice, the most important is 2.3 ". The frame however is gilded with a beautiful shine dotted with darker areas.
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