HEIJLIGERS Antoon François
AT THE HOSTEL
Oil on canvas: 47 x 60.5 cm / 18.5 x 23.8 ins
Signed and dated '1865' lower right
Painter of genre scenes and interiors; draughtsman.
Antoon François Heijligers lived and worked in Ravenstein until 1846, in Geertruidenberg from 1848 till 1857 and in Grave from 1859 until 1867. He lived in Belgium (Brussels) for some time, then returned to Holland and finally settled down, in 1878, in The Hague.
Heijligers’ works are executed with lots of finesse and a beautiful harmony of bright colours. He was an excellent draughtsman.
Batavia 1828 - The Hague 1897
Haarlem - Montreal
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 504.
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 7, p. 58-59.
P. Scheen, "Lexicon Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars; 1750-1880", The Hague 1981, p. 213.