DE COENE Jean Henri
AT THE BLACKSMITH
Oil on canvas: 55 x 64 cm / 21.6 x 25.2 ins
Signed and dated '1831' lower left
Painter of figures, interiors and genre scenes.
Jean Henri De Coene was a pupil of David and Paelinck. He was especially known as a painter of domestic scenes, seasoned with a string of humor.
He taught at the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts from 1841 till 1866 and his workshop was much attended.
Many of his compositions were lithographed.
Nederbrakel 1798 - Brussels 1866
Amsterdam - Brussels - Lille
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 166.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 498.