de PAPELEU Victor
THE AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES, PARIS
Oil on panel: 21 x 35 cm
Signed lower left
Painter of seascapes and landscapes.
At the age of forty, Victor de Papeleu devoted himself entirely to painting. He was self-taught and worked in the forest at Fontainebleau, later linking up with the Barbizon painters.
Victor de Papeleu exhibited with success in Paris and in Belgium. He then settled in Saint-Raphael in the Var region where he produced numerous high quality works.
Ghent 1810 - Paris 1881
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 214.