PRATERE Edmond (De)
DONKEYS IN A MEADOW
Oil on panel: 71.5 x 54.7 cm / 28.1 x 21.5 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of genre scenes, animals and landscapes.
Edmond De Pratere was a pupil of the Academy of his hometown from 1841 on and of his brother Henri, with whom he made his debut as a decorative painter.
He settled in Brussels around 1866 and participated in the Salons of Ghent and Brussels and, from 1861 on, also in the Paris ones. He achieved a lot of success everywhere he came.
He traveled to Paris, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Austria-Hungary and Italy.
De Pratere masterfully painted hares, donkeys and bulls: both execution and drawing are excellent.
Courtrai 1826 - Ixelles (Brussels) 1888
Bruges - Brussels - Courtrai - Ghent
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian and Dutch Animal Painters born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1995, p. 391-393.