DE LOOSE Basile
THE APPLE OF MY EYE
Oil on panel: 62.5 x 50.2 cm / 24.6 x 19.8 ins
Signed and dated '1852' lower left; certified and dated '1852' on the back
Painter of genre scenes, interiors and portraits.
Basile De Loose was taught by his father, Jean-Joseph De Loose, and Mathieu Van Brée. He was also a pupil of the Antwerp and Saint-Nicolas Academies. He lived in Paris from 1834 till 1835 and settled down in Brussels. He also exhibited in Germany.
Exhibition: ‘De Loose – een 19de-eeuws schildersgeslacht, 1769 – 1885’, Ignace De Wilde, Zele 1985.
Zele 1809 - Brussels 1885
Berlin - Leipzig - Mons - Saint-Nicolas
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 199.