VISIT OF FRANCOIS THE FIRST AT THE ATELIER OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
Oil on panel: 49.5 x 61 cm / 19.5 x 24 in
Signed, situated 'Anvers' and dated '1891' lower right
Painter of portraits, history and genre scenes.
Eugène Siberdt was a pupil of Nicaise De Keyser at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He won the Prix de Rome in 1873.
His oeuvre can be placed in the post-romantic era: he loved to illustrate famous episodes of Belgium’s national history, religious subjects and genre scenes with moral messages.
He always painted with a great attention for detail and realism.
Antwerp 1851 - 1931
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 589.