Oil on canvas: 48 x 63 cm / 18.8 x 24.8 in
Signed and dated ‘1871’ lower left on the barrel

Painter of animals, animated landscapes and portraits; sculptor, engraver and lithographer.

Eugène Verboeckhoven studied under his father, Barthélemy Verboeckhoven, a sculptor. In 1816 he worked under 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.

Verboeckhoven was held in high repute. He elaborated on the works of artists such as De Jonghe, De Noter, Koekkoek, Daiwaille, Kheelhof, Verheyden and his pupils Louis-Pierre Verwee and the Tschaggeny brothers.

Warneton 1798 - Schaerbeek (Brussels) 1881
Belgian School

Amsterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai - 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.
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1875", Knokke 1998, p. 7 - 73, p. 484 - 485.
P. & V. Berko, "Eugène Verboeckhoven", Knokke 1981.