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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"The New Bracelet" By ~ Frans Verhas ~ 1827 - 1897.

The New Bracelet.
Jeune Fille.
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).

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