THE BENEDICTION OF THE SEA
Oil on canvas: 86 w 149 cm / 33.8 x 58.7 in
Signed lower right; label on the reverse
Painter of figures, genre scenes, portraits and exceptionally animals
Jean Mayne was a pupil of Jean-François Portaels. He collaborated with him at the “Panorama of Cairo”.
Mayne showed his work at many art exhibitions in Belgium and abroad.
All his compositions are treated with an artist’s probing conscience and arobuste pallet.
Label on the reverse of the la Service des ventes publiques de la Société des Expositions [Office of Auctions of the Association for Exhibitions] of the Palais Royale, rue Royale, 10, 1000 Brussels: notice of purchase at the auction of October 27, 1982, no. 677.
Brussels 1850 -1905
Courtrai - Louvain
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 346.