KLOMBECK Johann Bernard & VERBOECKHOVEN Eugène
Oil on canvas: 91.5 x 122 cm / 36 x 48 ins
Signed and dated '1872' lower right
J.B. Klombeck: Painter of landscapes. Klombeck studied at the Kleve Academy, founded by the Dutch romantic landscape painter Barend Cornelis Koekkoek in 1841. Klombeck came to be regarded as one of Koekkoek’s finest pupils. He exhibited in various international salons, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Dresden and Berlin. He became particularly known for his romantic scenes and winter landscapes. It is thought that Klombeck was introduced to the great Belgian animal and figure painter Eugene Verboeckhoven by Koekkoek, who had himself collaborated with the artist in 1844. Klombeck first worked with Verboeckhoven in 1856 and frequently did so thereafter.
Eug. Verboeckhoven: 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 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.
Klombeck: Kleve 1815 - 1893; Dutch School
VBH: Warneton 1798 - Schaerbeek 1881; Belgian School
Klombeck: Amsterdam - Kleve - The Hague
VBH: Amsterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai - Detroit - Ghent - Liège - Lierre - Louvain - Luxemburg - New York - Paris - Saint-Petersburg - Turnhout - Valenciennes - Verviers
Klombeck: De Werd G. & Nollert A., "J.B. Klombeck".
VBH: 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 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 7-73 & 484-485.
P. & V. Berko, "Eugène Verboeckhoven", Knokke 1981.