SCHAMPHELEER Edmond (De)
HUNTING FOR DUCKS
Oil on panel: 62.5 x 99.5 cm / 24.6 x 39.2 ins
Signed and dated '1868' lower left
Painter of (animated) landscapes and genre scenes; engraver.
He was a pupil of Eugène De Block and a close friend of Edmond de Pratere. He painted in Holland and worked a great deal in Munich.
His great reputation started with his participation in the Paris Art Exhibition in 1855. Several works by him figured in exhibitions in Brussels in 1880 and 1905.
His short stay in France did not impress him very much and not even Corot influenced his work. Barbizon only reinforced his fondness for simple subjects
Brussels 1824 - 1899
Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai - Liège
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 423.