Oil on panel: 57 x 83 cm / 22 x 32.7 in
Signed by both artists and dated '1840' lower right

Charles-Louis Verboeckhoven was the son of the sculptor Barthélemy Verboeckhoven (1759-1840) and the younger brother of the animal painter Eugène Verboeckhoven (1798-1881). He received his artistic education from his father and his older brother, Eugène, first at Warneton and then, from 1815 on, in Ghent, where the family had moved. He almost immediately chose to paint seascapes. In 1827 he settled in Brussels and exhibited two seascapes at the Brussels Salon. He exhibited successfully at the Triennial Shows of Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp, the more modest provincial shows and the larger art exhibitions abroad.

Testimony of his international renown are the many distinctions he received abroad.

Eugène Verboeckhoven studied under his father, Barthélemy Verboeckhoven, a sculptor. In 1816 he worked under Albert Joseph Voituron in Ghent, where he exhibited from 1820 onwards. He visited the Ardennes, France, Great Britain, Germany and Italy. He played an important role in the Belgian Revolution of 1830 and was appointed Director General of the Brussels Museums. He was held in high repute.

He elaborated on the works of artists such as Jean-Baptiste De Jonghe, Pierre François De Noter, Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, Edouard Delvaux, Alexander Joseph Daiwaille, Frans Keelhoff, François Verheyden and his pupils Louis-Pierre Verwée and the brothers Charles and Edmond Tschaggeny.

C-L Verboeckhoven: Warneton 1802 - Brussels 1889
Eugène Verboeckhoven: Warneton 1798 - Schaerbeek (Brussels) 1881
Belgian School

Charles-Louis VBH: Antwerp - Bruges - Brussels - Courtrai - Liège - Ostend - Rotterdam
Eugène VBH: Amsterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai - Detroit - Ghent - Liège - Lierre - Louvain - Luxemburg - New York - Paris - Saint-Petersburg - Turnhout - Valenciennes - Verviers

P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 518, illustration p. 256-257.
P. & V. Berko, "Seascapes of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1984, p. 169-180.
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 7-73 & 484-485.
P. & V. Berko, "Eugène Verboeckhoven", Knokke 1981.