CALAME Alexandre & VERBOECKHOVEN Eugène
SWISS LANDSCAPE WITH SHEPHERD AND SHEEP
Oil on paper laid down on canvas: 42.5 x 37 cm /
16.7 x 14.6 ins
Alexandre CALAME: Painter of mountainous landscapes; gouaches and watercolourist and painter of gouaches.
After the death of his father in 1826, Alexandre Calame began painting views of Switzerland in gouache, to help his mother. In 1829 he was a pupil of Diday, who later became his rival. His main debut was in 1835. Calame lived in Paris (in 1837), in Holland and in Italy. King Louis-Philippe owned several of his paintings.
CALAME: Vevey 1810 - Menton 1864
Eugène VBH: Warneton 1798 - Schaerbeek (Brussels) 1881
Amsterdam - Antwerp - Basel - Berlin - Bremen - Brest - Cologne - Dresden - Francfort-sur-le-Main - Hamburg - Moscow - Mulhouse - Perpignan
E. Bénézit, "Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs", Paris 1999, Vol. 3, p. 112-113.