Herbert Schmalz was born in England to a German father - Schmalz is best known under that name, but changed his name to Carmichael in 19...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
"The New Bracelet" By ~ Frans Verhas ~ 1827 - 1897.
The New Bracelet.
Having trained with his father, he studied in Brussels before settling
permanently at Schaerbeek in 1867. In Brussels he specialized almost
exclusively in producing genre paintings of bourgeois subjects. His
compositions were skilfully executed and he showed a keen eye for
detail, portraying sumptuous interiors decorated with tapestries,
satins, animal pelts and marble as a backdrop to playing children and
elegant women dressed in crinolines, or striking aristocratic poses: for
example The Lion (1874; Ghent, Mus. S. Kst.) and the Inconsolable Woman
(1878; Antwerp, Kon. Mus. S. Kst.). He also painted historical
subjects, which he treated with a powerful sense of realism (e.g. Louis
XIV before Dendermonde in 1667 , 1881; and the League of Noblemen ; both
Dendermonde, Stadhuis), and executed portraits (e.g. Mariam Van Duyse ,
1852; Dendermonde, Vrouwekerk).