Oil on canvas: 99 x 64 cm / 39 x 25.2 in
Signed and dated '15' lower left
Painter of landscapes, interiors, portraits and figures; illustrator and lithographer.
Frantz Melchers was a pupîl of the Brussels Academy. As an illustrator he worked a lot with chromolithographs.
Melchers led a nomadic life between 1891 and 1912 and was active in Brussels, London, Paris, Delft and Volendam. He then settled in Saint-Gilles and finally, in 1939, in Antwerp.
The interiors of Frantz Melchers can be compared to those of the Dutch genre painters of the Belle Epoque.
Münster 1868 - Antwerp 1944
New York ( The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 461.